Samsung PN50C490B3D Review

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Seller
Samsung
PN50C490B3D

Plasma HDTV
50″ $1099 $22 5.4 5

 

Samsung PN50C490B3D Review » Key Feature Ratings
Price The cost of this Plasma TV is $22 per inch of screen size. This is priced about average.
ENERGY STAR ENERGY STAR qualified. This HDTV uses about 40% less electricity than standard televisions.
Efficiency Estimated annual energy use is 5.4 kWh per inch of screen size. This TV is ENERGY STAR, but it is less efficient than your average ENERGY STAR TV.
Design Incorporates 5 key design features that make a difference. This HDTV has an average number of key features.
Best-Seller This TV is not a top best-seller at a national store including Amazon, Best Buy, Sears, and Wal-Mart. – Samsung PN50C490B3D Review
Resolution Equipped with 720p high-definition resolution. While this is not the highest resolution available, it may be adequate on smaller TVs or if you don’t need to connect a PC.
Side Inputs Includes side inputs that allow you to conveniently plug-in some devices without having to reach behind the TV.
LED LED technology is only available on LCD televisions. It is not designed for use on Plasma TVs.
Local Dim Local dimming technology is only available on LCD televisions with LED backlighting.
Frame Rate This TV has a 600 Hz sub-field drive. Plasma TVs have near instantaneous pixel response times and excellent viewing of fast moving video.
THX Like most HDTVs, this is not THX certified. THX generally indicates that the TV will have high-quality picture performance. – Samsung PN50C490B3D Review
DLNA Not DLNA certified (Digital Living Network Alliance). DLNA promotes interoperability between electronic devices, which makes sharing digital content easier and more convenient.
3D 3D television. You can view 3D content from select video games, Blu-ray discs, and even some 3D programming that is available. Does not include 3D glasses (about $150).
Wi-Fi This Samsung HDTV is not Wi-Fi capable. You cannot wirelessly connect to your home-based internet network.
Internet Internet access is not available with this TV. You cannot view streaming internet videos, widgets, or applications that are available with many brands.
DVD Player Like most televisions, this Samsung TV does not have a built-in DVD or Blue-ray player. Most consumers purchase these items separately.
Depth This Samsung television has a thin profile with a depth of only 2.7″. Slim TVs are attractive and more suitable for wall mounting. – Samsung PN50C490B3D Review
Frame Standard, multiple-level design with some space between the screen and the bezel. Single-level designs can provide a seamless look that is preferred by some consumers.
Speakers Speakers provide 20 watts of total output power, which is about average. – Samsung PN50C490B3D Review
HDMI Provides 3 HDMI inputs so that you can connect a cable box and two other devices such as a DVD player and video game console. Do you need to connect a PC as well?

 

 

Samsung PN50C490B3D Review » Features & Specs
  • 490 Series
  • Plasma TV
  • Blue Touch of Color
  • Swivel Stand
  • 49.9″ Screen Measured Diagonally
  • 1365 x 768 Native Resolution
  • 2,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
  • .001 ms Response Time
  • 600Hz Subfield Motion Refresh Rate
  • 16:9 Aspect Ratio
  • SRS TruSurround HD™
  • Built-in Bottom Speakers
  • 3D Enabled
  • Wide Color Enhancer
  • Ultra Clear Panel
  • ConnectShare™ JPEG only
  • BD Wise
  • Game Mode
  • Anynet+™ (HDMI-CEC)
  • Picture-in-Picture Picture-in-Picture Technology that allows two or more programs to be viewed on one TV screen via inset windows.
  • Auto Channel Search
  • Auto Power Off
  • Auto Volume Leveler
  • Clock & On/Off Timer
  • Closed Captioning
  • HDTV Tuner Built-in
  • Sleep Timer
  • V-Chip
  • 3 HDMI Inputs
  • 2 Component Inputs
  • 1 Composite (AV) Input
  • 1 PC Input (D-sub)
  • 1 PC Audio Input (Mini Jack)
  • 1 USB 2.0 Port (Side)
  • 1 Optical Digital Audio Output
  • 1 Audio Out Mini Jack 1 Audio Out Mini Jack Stereo port for media players, cameras, and other devices to run audio into or out of the TV.
  • 1 DVI Audio Input (Mini Jack)
  • 1 RF Input
  • 2.7″ Thin
  • 47.3″ x 28.4″ x 2.7″
  • 47.3″ x 31.0″ x 11.2″ with stand
  • 58.7″ x 33.1″ x 9.4″ shipping size
  • 51.8 lbs.
  • 56.2 lbs. with stand
  • 92.8 lbs. shipping weight
  • Exceeds ENERGY STAR Standards
  • ATSC/Clear QAM Tuners
  • TM950 Remote Control