Samsung PN42C450 Plasma HDTV Review
The Samsung PN42C450 is a 720p entry-level plasma that fails to dispel the notion that Samsung is an LCD-maker first, followed – at some distance – by plasma manufacturing.
To get the best performance, we put the Samsung PN42C450 in Movie mode. This moved the color temperature to as close to 6500K as we could get. After that, we raised the Cell Light from a setting of 7 to a setting of 10. Normally, plasma TVs don't have a function like this, and our raising it probably hurt the black level score a little. But overall, we feel it's more important to calibrate for color than contrast ratio.
All of our calibration is done in conjunction with the DisplayMate software.
The Samsung PN42C450 has three video preset modes.
- Tour & Design
- Blacks & Whites
- Color Accuracy
- Viewing Effects
- Remote Control
- Audio & Menus
- Multimedia & Internet
- Power Consumption
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