Reviews and Problems with Samsung PS42B450 / PN42B450
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Great bang for the bucks, but audio side is all right.
26 July 2014
Summary: I have owned this TV since 2009. Never had a problem, the tv has a great image and 720p is more than enough for my viewing distance. This review doesn't have a 5 stars because of the audio performance.
Summary: Okay I've been doing some research and reading all the reviews. Firstly, I've owned Samsung HTV's before and have always been happy with their equipment. During my review of a bedroom replacement HDTV I came across the Samsung PN42B450.
Summary: I ordered this tv and it delivered as it qouted. Two gentlemen delivered the tv, they set it up in and out just less than 20 minutes. The tv color is incredible impressive and I'm loving it for the price I paid.
Summary: Mostly I was wondering if anyone has updated firmware on this TV. I have had bad experiences with other models (not this brand specifically) updating the firmware via the USB service port and was wondering if it was worth upping to the Feb 2010 current firmware. Would be glad for any feedback.
Pros: Very good for most everything - most of all Blu-Ray and PS3. Colors and black levels are better than any LCD...a very noticeable feature of plasmas I have noticed. The remote even controls my PS3 through Samsung's AnyNet tech, an excellent and unexpectedly groovy feature.
Cons: Takes a bit to calibrate to make it look good in your specific environment, but its worth the time. Remote is kind of convoluted and not very intuitive.
Summary: For the price, this TV is a really good product. The picture is great. You can't even tell it's a 720p unless you're watching from two feet away. Easy to use, looks great in the room (we use ours in a living room with low natural light). Only issue is the sound.
Summary: Ordered TV on Monday at 11:00 PM had TV in hand and set up Thursday 4:00 PM. First off CEVA shipping on this item Free "White Glove Service" was awesome. They even put batteries in remote while unpacking set and lifted set 5 feet to put into cubby above fireplace, Incredible service and well worth...
Summary: Great connections, picks up my digital cable channels directly from the co-ax (Comcast, North Boston). My one complaint is that the TV needs to be dusted every day. I do have a cat, and that is the problem. Nothing else I have attracts the dust like this TV.
Summary: This is my first HD TV. I ruled out LCD because I never saw one that didn't look blocky during fast motion scenes. LED hasn't impressed me enough to make up for the huge difference in price. It's hard to believe that plasma TV's are the least expensive of the 3.
Summary: Replaced a basic 27-inch CRT so the difference is dramatic. We have yet to go blu-ray so there was really no need for 1080p. I've been told that you don't see that much difference between 720p and 1080p with a 42-inch display or smaller and I tend to agree.
Pros: Plasma picture, I still like it better than LCDs Easy setup Nice sound
Cons: Unnecessary "melody" when you power it on or off but this can be disabled in the setup.