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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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Internet Features

The Samsung PN42C450 does not have any internet features. There is no LAN port or WiFi accessibility, and hence no streaming content or DLNA support.

Local Media Playback

The USB port on the side can read thumb drives and display photos stored therein. When you plug the thumb drive in, you'll have to hit the "Media.P" button on the remote control to get things started. You'll be presented with a screen asking which device you'd like to open. It's moot point, we think, because there's only one possibility. Then you choose whether you want to view photos or music.Photos can be viewed one at a time or in a slideshow.

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The photo playback screen

The USB port also allows you to play music. The interface is nearly identical to the how you play photos (described above). Again, you can set up a string of songs to play in a row and... voila! A jukebox on your TV. What will they come up with next?

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The music playback screen

Other Media

The Samsung PN42C450 does not support any other type of media.

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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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