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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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Power Consumption

The Samsung PN42C450 is a plasma TV, which typically draw a lot more power than an equivalently sized LCD display. The power draw also ranges wildly from one second to the next, depending on the screen content. If you watch nothing by dimly lit horror movies, your electric bill will be more expensive than if you're watching brightly lit sitcoms.

We found the Samsung PN42C450 to draw an average of 172.6 watts, which costs an average of $33.72 per year. You can see from the chart below how that compares to similar TVs.

Samsung does offer several ECO settings to reduce power draw, though some have an effect of video performance.

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Power Consumption Chart

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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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