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Samsung 42" Black Flat Panel Series 4 Plasma HDTV - PN42A450

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Samsung 42" Black Flat Panel Series 4 Plasma HDTV, Model PN42A450P

Too much sun interrupting your movie watching? No matter when you watch a Samsung plasma HDTV, you’ll always see crisp, clear images and bright vivid color. Ultra FilterBright™ reduces glare and enhances the contrast ratio in the brightest rooms. This 42” plasma HDTV also comes with more innovative features such as our exclusive 3D technology. Immerse yourself in movies and games and get the ultimate 3D experience with the Samsung PN42A450 plasma HDTV.

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Features:

  • FilterBright™ anti glare filter
    Minimized image glare and maximized contrast make this HDTV perfect for the ultimate viewing experience day or night. The anti-glare filter reduces reflections noticeably while maintaining ultra-high picture contrast. Daytime sports events look crisp and bright, while movies at night feature rich blacks and realistic shadow detail
  • 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
    Contrast and brightness levels achieve new heights in this HDTV. Get a more realistic, sharper picture quality that’s sure to catch your eye and watch movies and shows come to life
  • DNIe™ technology
    SAMSUNG's revolutionary DNIe™ technology delivers digital perfection in crystal-clear images that uncover even the most minute details. DNIe™ is made up of a Motion Optimizer, a Contrast Enhancer, a Color Optimizer and a Detail Enhancer to produce life-like images that rival reality
  • ACEsilhouette editor
    ACEsilhouette editor ensures that every expression is seen. SAMSUNG’s exclusive silhouette-editing technology reduces the “false contour” effect to deliver clear, sharp images - even on a curvy surface, like a face. Innovative motion-estimated technology multi-tones the bright and dark parts on each angle of the line. Even in fast-action scenes, SAMSUNG’s Silhouette Editor adjusts toning so faces appear natural and free of distortion
  • Anti burn-in technology
    SAMSUNG’s Plasma HDTVs are built to last. Anti-burn-in technology uses auto pixel shift, signal pattern processing function and all white screens to ensure that no images are burned into your plasma panel
  • Get the full effect of 3D
    The world’s first 3D-ready series of plasma TVs are here. Groundbreaking 3D technology gives you the benefits of both a flat-panel set and 3D movie viewing and gaming. Enjoy the superb picture quality of a flat panel TV with enhanced, earth-shattering 3D features. Get the ultimate gaming experience, with this SAMSUNG Plasma HDTV

Specifications:

Video

  • Screen Size: 42"
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Resolution: 1024 x 768
  • Contrast Ratio: 20,000:1
  • Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 1,000,000:1
  • Viewing Angle: over 175º (H/V)
  • DNIe™: DNIe +
  • Digital Noise Reduction: Yes

Audio

  • Sound Effect System: SRS Trusurround XT
  • Sound Output(RMS): 10 W x 2

System

  • Tuners: ATSC / NTSC / Clear QAM

Input & Output (Side)

  • HDMI: 1
  • Composite (AV): 1
  • S-Video: 1
  • Headphone: 1

Input & Output (Back)

  • HDMI: 2
  • Composite (AV): 1
  • PC input (D-sub): 1
  • Component (Y/Pb/Pr): 2

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Monitor Only:
    • Width: 415"
    • Height: 26.3"
    • Depth: 3.8"
  • Monitor With Stand:
    • Width: 41.5"
    • Height: 28.5"
    • Depth: 12.4"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 67.2 lbs
  • Shipping: 81.1 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer):
    1 year parts and labor

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Television TypePlasma
Screen Size42"
Aspect Ratio16:9
Resolution1024x768
Speaker Power Per Channel10 w x 2
Number of HDMI Inputs3
Built-in-TunerYes
Input ConnectorsComponent (Y/Pb/Pr) 2, composite (av) 1, HDMI 1, HDMI 2, Headphone: 1, S-Video: 1
Output ConnectorsComponent(y/pb/pr): 2, composite (av): 1, HDMI: 1, HDMI: 2, Headphone output: 1, S-Video: 1
Width (inches)41.5"
Height (inches)28.5"
Panel Depth (inches)12.4"
  

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Samsung 42" Black Flat Panel Series 4 Plasma HDTV
 
4.6

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (4)
  • Easy to setup (3)
  • Simple controls (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

best bang for the buck in HD plasmas

I own a sports bar. I require a high quality product that will last. We have 'em on 16 hours a day, 365 days a year, and we haven't had a single...Read complete review

I own a sports bar. I require a high quality product that will last. We have 'em on 16 hours a day, 365 days a year, and we haven't had a single problem in 4 years with over a dozen units.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disposable Quality

I wanted to like the PN42A450, but it has been nothing but a series of problems. To start with the good, the picture quality can be very high. The size and resolution are...Read complete review

I wanted to like the PN42A450, but it has been nothing but a series of problems. To start with the good, the picture quality can be very high. The size and resolution are just right for sitting several feet back from the set. It displays HD fantastically and also does a good job at displaying SD content. The swivel base is also quite handy. However, even with the features and specs working to the set's favor, poor quality control has negated most of the enjoyment. From the beginning, the PN42A450 has struggled to tune into HD channels. I have no cable box and rely on the built-in tuner for receiving both SD and HD. Although SD channels work fine, the tuner seems to lose sync with the HD channels with time, causing the audio to become garbled (voices sound alien and robotic). When this happens, switching channels back and forth will solve the problem for about 5 minutes. Every HD channel I receive has exhibits this problem. I called Samsung technical support and was escalated to an engineer who suggested to auto re-program. This solved the problem for a couple days, but sure enough the audio again became garbled. I've had to reprogram the channels several times a week for the past year, and each reprogram takes about 30 minutes. It's very frustrating to have company over to watch a game or a major event and be forced to reprogram the TV for half an hour while everyone looks at a blank screen and misses the event. Almost like clockwork, right after the one year warranty expired, the panel developed a red bleed around the edges, which is particularly strong on the right side. Blacks in these regions no longer appear black but rather a touch of red. It appears with all input sources and is not affected by any picture settings (adjusting black levels does not help at all). This is not a TV that you can sit down in front of and enjoy. It's a constant struggle to get it to be watchable.

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1.0

Disposable Quality

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from Bethesda, MD

Comments about Samsung 42" Black Flat Panel Series 4 Plasma HDTV:

I wanted to like the PN42A450, but it has been nothing but a series of problems. To start with the good, the picture quality can be very high. The size and resolution are just right for sitting several feet back from the set. It displays HD fantastically and also does a good job at displaying SD content. The swivel base is also quite handy. However, even with the features and specs working to the set's favor, poor quality control has negated most of the enjoyment. From the beginning, the PN42A450 has struggled to tune into HD channels. I have no cable box and rely on the built-in tuner for receiving both SD and HD. Although SD channels work fine, the tuner seems to lose sync with the HD channels with time, causing the audio to become garbled (voices sound alien and robotic). When this happens, switching channels back and forth will solve the problem for about 5 minutes. Every HD channel I receive has exhibits this problem. I called Samsung technical support and was escalated to an engineer who suggested to auto re-program. This solved the problem for a couple days, but sure enough the audio again became garbled. I've had to reprogram the channels several times a week for the past year, and each reprogram takes about 30 minutes. It's very frustrating to have company over to watch a game or a major event and be forced to reprogram the TV for half an hour while everyone looks at a blank screen and misses the event. Almost like clockwork, right after the one year warranty expired, the panel developed a red bleed around the edges, which is particularly strong on the right side. Blacks in these regions no longer appear black but rather a touch of red. It appears with all input sources and is not affected by any picture settings (adjusting black levels does not help at all). This is not a TV that you can sit down in front of and enjoy. It's a constant struggle to get it to be watchable.

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great TV

By 

from Undisclosed

Comments about Samsung 42" Black Flat Panel Series 4 Plasma HDTV:

I purchased the TV one year ago and everything has been great. I looked at both LCD and Plasma and thought Plasma had the much better color. Samsung was highly rated and I'm glad I made the purchase.

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

my tv

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from Undisclosed

Comments about Samsung 42" Black Flat Panel Series 4 Plasma HDTV:

i looked at alot of tv's even sony's and the things and picture in this tv was by far the best my next tv is a 73 inch samsung wich is again way better then any other brand.......

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5.0

Most expensive purchase (besides car) and Love it

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from Florida

Comments about Samsung 42" Black Flat Panel Series 4 Plasma HDTV:

Before buying the TV I did a lot of research and found this was the best Plasma on the market for the money spent. The picture is super clear and a def. upgrade from my old big tv. I have had no issues to date and I have owned the tv for about 10 months so far. I would recommend the tv to all of my friends.

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4.0

Solid product, good picture, not perfect

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from Houston, TV

Comments about Samsung 42" Black Flat Panel Series 4 Plasma HDTV:

We chose to purchase this TV due to its cabinet size vs picture size and the price/feature ratio. The price was right in our range and I've been pleased with the features offered (I would prefer more "old-school" connection options for some of my non-composite/HDMI equipment, but its not a huge issue since I don't need to use that equipment on a regular basis). The picture is good as long as you are at the recommended minimum viewing distance (~15 ft). Much closer than that and the picture quality deficits (vs a 1080p TV) are definitely noticeable. But I also knew this would be the case before buying the TV so I accept that as a fact of the technology. However, my largest complaint is that this is the 2nd of this TV that I have owned since the first one developed a significant picture defect about 4 months after purchase. This was apparently due to a problem with one of the circuit boards in the TV. The board was to be replaced but was on a significant back-order so we were able to get a new TV instead (through Best Buy, not Samsumg). I'm hoping the new TV does not have this same issue crop up, we'll see what happens. Overall, I'd rate this TV a 3.5 of 5.

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5.0

Samsung just won't quit

By 

from Hontubby, Oklahoma

Comments about Samsung 42" Black Flat Panel Series 4 Plasma HDTV:

I bought this TV in August 2008 and in April it went out because the "Y-Main" went out. It was still under warranty and the guy they sent out was great and even though it took 10 days for the part to come in it was worth it. 500 dollar repair for free. Love the picture. Great for gaming and movies. No problems other than that part, so I gave it a 4 in performance, but it really was no big deal and the repair man said it was rare so have no fear. I plan on buying Samsung products in the future. Baby and toddler friendly :D

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5.0

Excellant product at a good price!

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from Hammond, In.

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Fast Setup
  • Great Picture
  • Simple Controls

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    • Movies

    Comments about Samsung 42" Black Flat Panel Series 4 Plasma HDTV:

    Excellant TV for the price.
    Great picture.

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    5.0

    samsung plasma pn42a450p

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    from schenectady,ny

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    • Attractive Design
    • Fast Setup
    • Great Picture
    • Simple Controls

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      • Home
      • Movies

      Comments about Samsung 42" Black Flat Panel Series 4 Plasma HDTV:

      in the short time we've had the tv, we are extremely happy with it. as of now we have expanded basic cable but the picture quality is excellent.we use the tv for regular viewing and dvds. will want to buy an upconverting dvd player and hdmi cable. have no fear, buy from abt, you won't regret it.

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      5.0

      Wonderful TV

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      from Bluegrass State

      Comments about Samsung 42" Black Flat Panel Series 4 Plasma HDTV:

      Great TV. Wonderful picture. Easy to set up. Has many features that you can play with to make your viewing experience better (I have not needed to use them). Super happy with the TV and the picture. Nice remote; not too cluttered. How did I ever watch football before this TV?

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      5.0

      The best plasma for its price

      By 

      from West Virginia.

      Comments about Samsung 42" Black Flat Panel Series 4 Plasma HDTV:

      I bought this TV 3months ago and 100% satisfied with it. could'nt think of anything better for this price. I would definately recommend this product . I bet you won't be dissatisfied. you will be amased with its pic quality. If you are in market looking for a plasma/lcd i would definately recommed this product. Ckeck the sound quality you might thisk its bit low. but perfect if you keep the volume average. Don't think just go and buy this. Its Gr8.

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