Reviews and Problems with Samsung PS42B450 / PN42B450
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Sound quality 6
great value with excellent picture quality
9 September 2012
Excerpt: This set doesn't cost very much, but provides excellent picture quality, especially after basic calibration with a tool like the Digital Video Essentials Blu-Ray disc. The menus and controls are well-designed and easy to use, and the set looks good (not a funky design, but understated and classy). The high refresh rate means that motion blur is practically non-existent. The black/contrast levels are fantastic, blowing away even high-end LCD TVs.
Excerpt: I did a lot of researching and comparing different LCD and LED tvs I have had this television for 6 months. Great color and great picture. I like that it has multiple hdmi inputs for my different video games, computer, and dvd player. i was a little hesitant at first to buy plasma from all the horror stories about screen burn and short useful life. I have been nothing but impressed with this television. the problems with plasma televisions are a thing of the past.
Excerpt: I have had my tv for a few months now and love it! Its very clear and blu ray movies look amazing! The color and the picture quality looks great. The price was really good as well. the sound is good doesn't go as loud. also sometimes the picture gets some lines in the screen but only lasts for few seconds so its not that bad. but a very good tv for the price.
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: 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.