Samsung Series 6 Plasma TV Review

Posted: September 6, 2012
Samsung Series 6 Plasma TV Review

The Samsung Series 6 plasma TV could be the solution to all your growing list of television demands with the latest Smart TV technology, array of apps, 3D and Skype compatibility and more for only $1,600. Matt Mira and Michael Ian Black take a closer look on Gadget Pr0n.

What You Need To Know

  • This is the 6500 Series which is near the top of the line (only the 7000 and 8000 Series TVs are above it).
  • The bezel is very thin with a brushed metal finish.
  • It's also a slim profile for a plasma TV and measures less than 2" thick.
  • This also has a 4 pronged stand but you also have the option to mount the TV.
  • There are enough ports including 3 HDMI ports, 2 USB ports and a component port so you can hook up a hard drive to read media.
  • The picture looks great: the black levels are actually some of the best I've seen for this price range, and even outside of this price range.
  • The color reproduction is also really good.
  • Images in bright light were great, if only a little huge of blue.
  • The brightness actually impressed us: we have bright florescent lighting in our testing lab and usually plasmas suffer from dimness.
  • The 6500 doesn't really have that problem and it may not be the brightest TV in the world but if you have a lot of windows, we wouldn't worry about it.
  • The 3D picture quality was pretty decent though there is some crosstalk happening, which is when the two separate images don't entirely appear as one image.
  • This isn't to say the 3D is like this at all times, just in scenes with a ton of movement and the problem isn't really any worse than a lot of TVs that we've tested.
  • Apps include Samsung's Smart TV, which you start by hitting the colorful SmartHub button, Fitness and Kids.
  • The big apps like Netflix, Hulu, Pandora and HBO Go are also included.


  • The 51" Samsung 6500 costs around $1,300.


  • 4 Seals of Approval out of 5. (How do we rate gadgets?)
  • There are a number of things this TV does really well.
  • Aesthetically, the bezel is great and the size is thin.
  • Color reproduction is good and the black levels are great.
  • The only place where this TV falters is the 3D picture and that it could be a hair brighter.
  • Overall, this is an excellent value for the price.

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