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Samsung PN51D450A2D Plasma HDTV Review

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

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Power Consumption

Power Consumption Summary
{{article.attachments['Samsung-PN51D450-vanity.jpg']}} • Average power draw of 191.09 watts • Estimated running cost per year $37.32
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Power Consumption*(8.13)*


As you can typically expect with a plasma screen, the power draw was more significant than an that of an LCD, but we're still only talking less than $40 estimated annual running cost per year. Still, for the more environmentally-minded consumer, this may or may not be a big deal. (More on how we test Power Consumption.)

Setting Average Watts Cost per Year
Cell light: 7 191.09 $37.32

Below we've compared the power draw of the PN51D450 to competitive models, and you can see that while it's not the biggest power-hog, it certainly draws its fair share of current under normal viewing conditions.

Power Consumption
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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. Vs. Samsung PN50C550
  13. Vs. Panasonic TC-P42X3
  14. Vs. Vizio E321VL
  15. Conclusion
  16. Series Comparison
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