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Samsung PS51E490 / PN51E490
8.4 out of 10

Samsung PS51E490 / PN51E490

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Overall 9

Samsung PS51E490 review

TechRadar UK
3 April 2013
  • Summary: A cheap but still desirable 51-inch plasma TV
  • Pros: Outstanding value for money, Supports 3D playback, Good HD/3D picture quality, Decent audio, The price of the Samsung PS51E490 is enough to put a smile on any cash-strapped film fan's face, making it one of the cheapest 50-51-inch TVs around. Even better, though, is the fact that the Samsung PS51E490 doesn't only get by on its price appeal. Its pictures are much better than those of most budget big-screen rivals, in both 2D and 3D mode, and it delivers some decent mul...
  • Cons: No online features, No integrated Wi-Fi, Only two HDMIs, Uninspiring standard definition, The lack of any online services is unfortunate if understandable given the Samsung PS51E490's price. Standard definition pictures are a bit rough looking too, and you can get better contrast if you spend more on another plasma TV (surprise surprise). Finally, the TV doesn't have a Full HD native resolution, and can suffer a little judder with its motion.
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Overall 6

Samsung PS51E490

What Hi-Fi?
11 January 2013
  • Conclusion: If 3D is important to you, then you should definitely give this TV a try, but there are better 2D-only units out there
  • Pros: Fair detail and colour in HD, Huge screen, 3D with bundled glasses
  • Cons: Some picture noise, Black depth and detail could be better
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Overall 7

Samsung PS51E490

Trusted Reviews
27 September 2012
  • Summary: Fancy a 51-inch 3D plasma TV that costs less than £600? Then say hello to the Samsung PS51E490.
  • Pros: Remarkably cheap for a 51in 3D TV, Minimal crosstalk with 3D images, HD images look decent enough
  • Cons: Rather soft standard def images, Colour, motion and resolution issues with 3D, No smart TV functionality
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