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Samsung 58B850 Series (PN58B850 / PS58B850 / PL58B850)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 reviews of Samsung 58B850 Series (PN58B850 / PS58B850 / PL58B850). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People really like the size and connectivity. The usability and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the remote control and price.

image quality, design, usability, connectivity, size

sound, price, remote control

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Samsung 58B850 Series (PN58B850 / PS58B850 / PL58B850) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 43 reviews)

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Samsung PNB850

 

With picture quality that matches its less-expensive brother but not the best of the stiff competition, the main appeal of the Samsung PNB850/860 series is based on its sleek, ultrathin panel.

Striking design with 1.2 inch-thick panel; reproduces deep black levels; accurate color with superb saturation, properly handles 1080p/24 sources; extensive feature set with Yahoo widgets, network streaming and built-in content; solid connectivity with...

More expensive than thicker plasma HDTVs; no S-Video inputs

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Samsung PN58B850

 

In the battle between plasma and LCD, the former generally comes out ahead in most areas of our picture quality tests, while the latter has dominated the less-important, but somehow costlier, dimension of depth. LCDs like the Samsung and Sony edge-lit...

Striking design with 1.2 inch-thick panel; reproduces deep black levels; accurate color with superb saturation, properly handles 1080p/24 sources; extensive feature set with Yahoo widgets, network streaming and built-in content; solid connectivity with...

More expensive than thicker plasma HDTVs; no S-Video inputs

With picture quality that matches its less-expensive brother but not the best of the stiff competition, the main appeal of the Samsung PNB850/860 series is based on its sleek, ultrathin panel.

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Samsung PN58B850

 

PCMag did not test the 58-inch Samsung PN58B850. We did, however, test and review the 50-inch PN50B850 from the same series.

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Samsung PN58B850 Plasma HDTV First Impressions Review - Intro

 

The flagship of Samsung's 2009 Plasma line, the PN58B850 is a 58-inch model that's been on a serious diet. At just 1.19 inches thick, this new Plasma follows Samsung's less is more design phlosophy to the extreme; with their optional low profile wall...

It's hard to come up with any real conclusions on the PN58B850 without the biggest piece of buying information: price. Samsung have not revealed the price of this model yet, but we do know that it will be available in the first quarter of this year....

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Expert Review

 

No longer will you have to worry about ghosting artifacts and you can watch any action movie or sports game and feel like you are really there. Although LCD models may try to mimic the fluid playback a plasma TV brings to the table, they can't hold a...

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Samsung PN58B850 Review

 

Just saying that Samsung PN58B850 is a top of the line plasma TV may seem like an understatement, if one just throws a single look at it. With its 1.2 inch depth in frame, that makes it look elegantly thin from the side, this series from Samsung is...

Good black levels ; Very accurate colors ; Very good video processing ; Solid standard definition processing

No S-video input ; Relatively expensive because it is slim ; Anti-glare performance is good but other models are better

Even if it does not match the performance of Panasonic top of the line products, Samsung PN58B850 does not come short in terms of performance. Its black levels are more than decent, the colors are as accurate as they come, and its video processing...

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Very pleased with the performance

 

There's a lot of features that this unit offers that I've never used... such as the internet connectivity, the internal speakers and the many video sources. I use this with an Onkyo receiver, a 7.1 speaker system and a programmable remote that makes...

Large picture & deeply saturated colors

I would like a brighter white without cranking up everything

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"Very pleased with the performance"

 

There's a lot of features that this unit offers that I've never used... such as the internet connectivity, the internal speakers and the many video sources. I use this with an Onkyo receiver, a 7.1 speaker system and a programmable remote that makes...

Large picture & deeply saturated colors

I would like a brighter white without cranking up everything

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"Best colors I have seen. Great on any resolution."

 

Love the the colors and the everything about it.

Great colors. Great on any resolution. Works awesome with AnyNet+. Great black and shadow. Blu-rays look awesome.

Buzzing sound. One broke before, but got it replaced, even though it took a month. But it's not the TV fault. The speakers are not that great, and are on the back. Great if you are using a Surround sound.

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"Hard to beat"

 

Best all round, you dont get any screen bleading or clouding like you get on LCD/LED's

Modern sleek design, plenty of features, wireless for internet connectivity, vibrant colours, very wide viewing angel.

Slight buzz, whites could be better, blacks could be improved

Product Specifications

Configuration

2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
DLNA certified: Yes
DVB-C:DVB-C (MPEG4) / No
DVB-S: No
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG2) / DVB-T (MPEG4)
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):GUIDE Plus+ / Yes
HbbTV: No
HDTV:No / Yes
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player:Audio / Audio/Video
PC Streaming:Audio / No
Picture in Picture (PIP):1 Tuner PIP
USB Recording: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD):No / Yes
Web Browser: No
Web Content Access: Yes

Connectivity

CI Plus:No / Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: Yes
Front AV Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
Headphone Output: No
Memory Stick: No
PC Streaming:Audio / No
Secure Digital Card: No
USB: Yes
VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:No / WiFi Ready
YUV Interface: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:VESA 600 x 400

Display

Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:600
Frequency:100 Hertz
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight: No

Energy Information

Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

3D: No
3D Ready: No
3D Technology:Not Applicable
Product Type:Plasma
Screen Format:16:9
Type:Plasma
Type of Monitor:Plasma
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