Reviews and Problems with Samsung PS42B450 / PN42B450
Showing 1-10 of 12
K. Ifill "You'll Never Walk alone", Amazon
10 March 2010
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. Since I recently removed all my cable boxes in the house except for the HDTV/DVR (Comcast Georgia) I needed a HDTV with a built-in tuner to scan Comcast signals using IRC.
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. Only three issues: I have to use cable digital remote control to change from channel to channel but can't adjust volume up and down; Have to adjust screen up and down between different channels if I want to watch top/bottom scores or tikcers; Doesn't have a...
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. Can change drastically from channel to channel and sometimes with commercials. Other than that, I'm very happy with this TV.
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 the few bucks I gave them when they left. The TV is awesome. Got it the night the Winter Olympics were starting so was excited to see how tv worked.
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. The black bezels around the screen really show the dirt, but the screen stays relatively dust free. I purchased this directly from Amazon. It shipped via a special carrier, included scheduled delivery and setup.
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. When I started researching I was surprised to find 42" was the smallest plasma size. 37-40" would have been plenty for our bedroom, but getting a 42" plasma for less than a 37" LCD is a no brainer.
Summary: I was a little hesitant to dive into the plasma pool as I've only bought LCD's in the past. But I went ahead and ordered this to replace an older 32" lcd. The difference was day and night, literally, I can see night scenes in the correct shades of black now. Don't let the 720p vs. 1080p discussions sway you from this set.
Summary: I have been doing research on HDTVs for my living room and master bedroom for over 1 year. CNET has not reviewed this TV yet, but after going through all their HDTV reviews on Samsung sets, I have no hesitation to purchase this TV when it's price hit $699 with free shipping. This is the latest of Samsung's budget plasmas, and I couldn't be anymore happier. The menu is simple to navigate, picture is bright and crisp.
Summary: This tv is absolutely beautiful and I challenge anyone to find a bigger or better one in this price range. Plasma was the way for us to go because we generally watch tv at night and this minimizes glare amazingly. Simple setup and crystal clear picture out of the box. The bad news: the shipping company PILOT FREIGHT. I ordered this on may 17 (a Sunday). I was told guaranteed delivery the following Friday (the 22nd).