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Samsung PN42C450 Plasma HDTV Review

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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.

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Ergonomics & Durability

The remote control on the Samsung PN42C450 is a standard design for Samsungs of 2009 and 2010, with a few minor cosmetic changes. Overall, it has a good feel. The buttons are large and rubbery, and easy to differentiate by feel. The remote also seems sturdy enough that it can take a few falls and hold up alright.

Button Layout & Use

The buttons are comfortable and uniquely shaped enough that you'll be able to tell them apart without looking down. It's just the right length, so you can reach most of the buttons without adjusting your grip.

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Programming & Flexibility

The remote control can be used to control other Samsung devices that work with the Samsung's Anynet+. However, it's not a universal remote.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. Viewing Effects
  7. Calibration
  8. Remote Control
  9. Connectivity
  10. Audio & Menus
  11. Multimedia & Internet
  12. Power Consumption
  13. Panasonic Viera TC-P42S2 Comparison
  14. Sony Bravia KDL-40NX700 Comparison
  15. Samsung LN40C630 Comparison
  16. Conclusion
  17. Series Comparison
  18. Photo Gallery
  19. Ratings & Specs
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