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Samsung PN51D450A2D Plasma HDTV Review

An inappropriately low resolution for a TV its size, and it lacks much else to make up for this shortcoming.

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Introduction

The Samsung PN51D450 ($799 MSRP) has an inappropriately low resolution of 720p for a 51-inch TV, and it lacks much else to make up for this shortcoming. In short: it's a dinosaur in the modern age. In spite of this, the TV's performance wasn't the worst we've seen, but it certainly doesn't do too much to justify its pricetag. If you're looking for picture quality, this isn't the buy for you.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. Viewing Effects
  7. Calibration
  8. Connectivity
  9. Audio & Menus
  10. Multimedia & Internet
  11. Power Consumption
  12. Samsung PN50C550 Comparison
  13. Panasonic Viera TC-P42X3 Comparison
  14. VIZIO E321VL Comparison
  15. Conclusion
  16. Series Comparison
  17. Photo Gallery
  18. Ratings & Specs