Reviews and Problems with Samsung PS60E6500 / PN60E6500
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Samsung's not-quite-flagship plasma still delivers flagship-quality performance.
14 March 2013
Excerpt: Samsung is the Toyota of the TV industry: recognizable and a top-seller. When we get a high-end Samsung TV to review, we have high expectations. And when that TV happens to be a plasma—something only Samsung and rival Panasonic do well—then we expect nothing short of excellence. After all, our top TV of 2012 was none other than Samsung's flagship plasma, the E8000 .
Conclusion: The PN60E6500 delivers on value. A 60” TV with a picture and features that perform excellent. Do not let the bright LED TVs on the showroom floor fool you. 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.
Pros: Great film-like cinema picture quality, Useful Features Included (Wifi, Web Browser), Color Accuracy, from Wide Color Enhancer Technology, Black levels from Real Black Pro panel, Value/Price
Cons: Picture, a little dim compared to some other TVs (we used contrast at 100%), Never have liked the quadrapod stand much, Sound Quality not upgraded but not bad, 3 HDMI inputs as opposed to 4 last year
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
Conclusion: A very good, but not a great plasma, this 60-incher still steals a march on similarly-sized LCD/LED TVs on versatility, picture quality and value. Some minor issues with motion and brightness aside, this app-packed, media-savvy giant is a fine all-rounder that excels with 3D. If you're set on achieving a 60-inch screen and you want a 3D telly, the best option is a plasma.