Samsung PN58C540G3F Review

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Model Size MSRP 1080 Net Wi-Fi 3D Price Energy Design Best-
Seller
Samsung
PN58C540G3F

Plasma HDTV
58″ $1999 $34 5 6

 

Samsung PN58C540G3F Review » Key Feature Ratings
Price The cost of this Plasma TV is $34 per inch of screen size. This is more expensive than average and is priced in the top 27% of new TVs.
ENERGY STAR ENERGY STAR qualified. This HDTV uses about 40% less electricity than standard televisions.
Efficiency Estimated annual energy use is 5 kWh per inch of screen size. This TV is ENERGY STAR, but it is less efficient than your average ENERGY STAR TV.
Design Incorporates 6 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 PN58C540G3F Review
Resolution Designed with 1080p resolution, the highest definition available. Provides nearly twice the resolution of 720p, and allows you to fully utilize 1080p videos or programming.
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 PN58C540G3F 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 This Samsung television is not 3D ready. 3D TVs allow you to view 3D content from select video games, Blu-ray discs, and programming, but are much more expensive.
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 2.9″. Slim TVs are attractive and more suitable for wall mounting. – Samsung PN58C540G3F 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 are rated at 30 watts of total output power, which is less than average. – Samsung PN58C540G3F 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 PN58C540G3F Review » Features & Specs
  • 540 Series
  • Plasma TV
  • Comes With Swivel Stand
  • 58.0″ Screen Measured Diagonally
  • 1,920 x 1,080 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™
  • 15 Watts x 2 Audio Channels
  • Built-in Bottom Speakers
  • ConnectShare™ Movie
  • Game Mode
  • Anynet+™ (HDMI-CEC)
  • 1-Tuner Picture-in-Picture
  • 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
  • 1 Component Input
  • 1 Composite (AV) Input
  • 1 PC Input (D-sub)
  • 1 PC Audio Input (Mini Jack)
  • 1 Ethernet Port
  • 1 USB 2.0 Port
  • 1 Optical Digital Audio Output
  • 1 DVI Audio Input (Mini Jack)
  • 1 RF Input
  • 2.9″ Thin
  • 55.4″ x 33.9″ x 2.9″
  • 55.4″ x 36.5″ x 13.2″ with stand
  • 60.2″ x 41.8″ x 17.3″ shipping size
  • 84.9 lbs.
  • 100.3 lbs. with stand
  • 119.7 lbs. shipping weight
  • Exceeds ENERGY STAR Standards
  • ATSC/Clear QAM Tuners
  • TM1060 Remote Control