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Samsung 50" PN50C430 Plasma Television Review

Posted: January 31, 2011
Samsung 50" PN50C430 Plasma Television Review
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Samsung's 50" PN50C430 plasma proves that you don't have to break the bank to get a flat screen TV with a mega dynamic contrast ratio, 500Hz subfield motion and a wallet friendly price tag, Kevin Pereira and Candace Bailey take a look at the features in the Samsung 50" plasma TV.

What You Need to Know

  • The inputs are on the back so it won't be very easy to wall-mount
  • It only has 2 HDMI inputs
  • The TV is pretty thin for a plasma at only 2.7”
  • The screen is glossy, so it will have a lot of reflections in a well-lit room
  • Since this is a budget  TV there aren't too many extra features, so you're not going to get internet apps or anything like that, but you do get the fast motion technology, which works okay
  • The 600 hertz refresh rate is supposed to make fast-moving images easier to see by showing each frame of the movie up to 600 times a second
  • This means you should see everything much clearer than on a normal television, which only shows each frame up to 60 times a second
  • Action sequences looked better than normal, but it wasn't enough to make us sit up and take notice
  • The 2,000,000: 1 dynamic contrast ratio means that blacks look deep and colors are extremely vivid
  • One thing we did notice was that, as you turned up the contrast, colors would begin over-exposing
  • We're kind of nitpicking, because overall, we really liked watching it


Price


Overall Rating

  • 3 Seals of Approval Out of 5 (How do we rate gadgets?)
  • This is, by no means a bad TV, so it won't disappoint you at that price
  • We think you'll be able to do a little better this week, though

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Comments are Closed

  • typhoon_2099

    Is it 500Hz or 60Hz?

    Also, it doesn't display one frame 600 times in a second, it shows one frame 10 times (600Hz/60 FPS).

    Posted: February 2, 2011 1:24 PM
    typhoon_2099
  • typhoon_2099

    Is it 500Hz or 60Hz?

    Also, it doesn't display one frame 600 times in a second, it shows one frame 10 times (600Hz/60 FPS).

    Posted: February 2, 2011 1:20 PM
    typhoon_2099
  • Sally Wong

    Our home has several models of " Samsung HDTV's", and all the older sets, still match the newer LED sets, in regards to picture and sound quality. In fact, I'm using a Samsung 46 LED HDTV as my computer monitor, to view and to type this comment for the "Feed" .

    Love and Kisses : Sally Wong :

    Posted: February 1, 2011 8:56 PM
    Sally+Wong
  • Atavax

    if this site was computer gamer friendly it would have an article about the sandy bridge recall...

    Posted: February 1, 2011 1:45 PM
    Atavax
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