Conclusion: The PN51E6500 does the same excellent job from a value perspective that its predecessor did. If you have a darker room environment, this TV delivers a great picture without some of the features (Smart Interaction) that add so much to the cost of the TV while still getting 3D and the full Smart TV suite and built in Web Browser and Wifi. It's a value set that many will miss due to not knowing how superb these picture qualities are.
Conclusion: The Samsung E6500 series plasmas are, without a doubt, one of the best available values in high-performance televisions. While there are one or two competing plasma models that have a slight performance edge in bright-room settings, we can’t think of a set at this price point that can offer black levels and shadow detail quite as impressive as the E6500.
Pros: Tremendous black levels, Excellent shadow detail, Comprehensive picture controls, Full suite of Internet apps
Cons: Minor brightness limitations, Some loss of black-level performance in bright rooms, Slightly reflective screen