Reviews and Problems with Samsung PS50A650 / PN50A650
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Samsung PN50A650 Review
The Best Plasma TV
3 September 2012
Excerpt: In this review we are going to take a look at Samsung PN50A650 plasma TV. In terms of overall quality, Samsung PN50A650 is somewhere between Panasonic PZ800U/PZ850U series and PZ80U/PZ85U series (also from Panasonic). It is a plasma TV that doesn’t excel in any area, while managing to be better than the pack. No matter what aspect we take into consideration, it will not be able to outperform Pioneer Kuro or the high-end models from Panasonic.
Pros: Great color accuracy., Good value for money., Plenty of picture controls. Useful only if you want to change the picture to suit your taste, since it offers very good quality out of the box (no need for calibration)., Very good black levels. Not a match for Panasonic or Pioneer though (see below)., More than enough connectivity options.
Cons: Not to great anti-glare screen. You get reflections if you have a bright room. Panasonic and Pioneer have much better anti-reflective screens., Black levels inferior to Panasonic and Pioneer models (though better than the rest)., The “red touch of color” is not optional. It might not suit your taste or room design.
Excerpt: To sum this TV up, the picture quality for a mid-range TV is amazing, the connection choices can be compared to a HD buffet and the icing on the 1080p cake is that this is a great looking TV that looks a lot more expensive than its price tag.
Conclusion: There’s not much more I can say. The Samsung PN50A650 is something I would definitely purchase if I were on the market. The picture quality is unbelievable, rendering beautiful accurate colors and blacks are good as well. Picture quality and handling motion is where the PN50A650 excels and is probably tops among the competition.
Pros: Spectacular picture quality, Tons of picture quality options to tweak, Beautiful Touch of Color, ATSC tuner is great, Anti-reflective coating is good, Good amount of features like WiseLink and Info-Link, Swiveling stand, Independent picture settings for each input, Bundle of ferrite cores and mounting gear, Illuminated remote
Cons: Audio is decent, Switching video sources needs improving, Channel list shouldn’t be erased after scanning, just add new channels onto existing, Component video input, Anti-reflective coating doesn’t fully eliminate reflections in bright conditions, PIP functionality