Samsung PN50C450 Plasma Television Review-Mix of Fair and Foul

February 21, in television

We’re going back into plasma televisions this week, because there are still plenty of models out there vying for your oh-so-valuable home theater dollars, and as such, we’ve got to do our best to help you figure out what’s already on hand. We kick things off with a look at the Samsung PN50C450, a substantial model with a few flaws but mostly a lot to love.

The Samsung PN50C450 is a fifty inch 720p plasma television that offers 600 hertz subfield motion for improved image quality in higher speeds, Samsung‘s Clear Image Panel technology that reduces glare and reflections on the set itself, ConnectShare for connecting to thumb drives and digital cameras, a game mode to further reduce glare in high-speed situations, two ten watt speakers augmented by SRS TruSurround HD, three HDMI ports, two component inputs, a USB port and a PC input.

The picture here is big and surprisingly sharp for 720p, and the sound is also pretty snappy as well, giving me one more chunk of evidence that when you add SRS TruSurround to even the most mundane of speakers, you get a much better overall experience than you might have without them. It is a little on the distressing side that this sucker has no internet connectivity, though there are plenty of set-top boxes out there to do the job (you’ve even got a PC input here, and that’s the greatest set-top box of all), and the overall connectivity is fair, working decently well with both old and new.

Like I said, a mix of fair and foul here, and considering you can find this one at two different stores for six hundred and forty seven dollars, the final picture is a resounding “not half bad”.

The end result is that the Samsung PN50C450 is a solid if unimpressive entry in Samsung’s lineup, well worth considering if you’re on something of a budget.

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