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Samsung PS-B450 Series Plasma TV (42", 46", 50")

Samsung PS-B450 Series Plasma TV (42", 46", 50")
alaScore 84

267 reviews

Sep, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 267 reviews of Samsung PS-B450 Series Plasma TV (42", 46", 50"). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Views about the sound and design are generally positive. The usability and price also get good feedback. Comments about the energy efficiency and remote control are mixed. Many are critical about the reliability.

image quality, price, usability, design, sound

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Samsung PS-B450 Series Plasma TV (42", 46", 50") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung PS-B450 Series Plasma TV (42", 46", 50")

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 195 user reviews of Samsung PS-B450 Series Plasma TV (42", 46", 50") from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com. Comments about the sound and design are generally positive. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the reliability.

image quality, price, usability, design, sound

reliability

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung PN42B450 42-Inch 720p Plasma HDTVSamsung PN42B450 42-Inch 720p Plasma HDTV (2009 Model)

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: (hdtvuniverse.com)

Samsung PN42B450 Review – 42-inch Plasma HDTV

 

Watching a movie or sports in the comfort of your home and that too on your plasma HDTV is a most enjoyable experience. Samsung takes this experience to an all new level with the new Samsung PN42B450 TV that puts life to the images it displays and you...

This new SAMSUNG plasma TV comes with ENERGYSTAR® compliance that ensures reduced power consumption to about 41% which is again more than the normal HDTVs. The 450 series also gives a faster response time of about 0.001 ms and gives no-blur images even...

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

JUST out of warranty

 

update bios if u got older ver, add a ssd if u want it fly, this video card could eat any games, once again, i hate these dirty sticky on this nice laptop

Great looking unit, great picture, easy to use

WHEN it works... JUST after the warranty ended, the plasma began acting really funny. When it's been on for 15 minutes or so, it begins developing SEVERE image retention/ghosting and the screen becomes VERY fuzzy. When you power it off then in again,...

Nov, 2011
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Consumer review by: lindguini (newegg.com)

Better than Panny P42X1

 

I ordered both the Samsung 42B450 and the Panasonic 42X1 plasmas for comparison. I set both the 42X1 and 42B450 side-by-side in our living room and did a comparison test, making tweaks to both units, as needed. Both TV's looked good but the clear...

Excellent color fidelity, contrast, and wealth of user settings. Attractive design. Picture is more detailed than Panasonic 42X1. Also, does not suffer from brightness fluctuations in rapid bright-to-dark transitions like the Panny. The Sammy had no...

Swivel base is a bit wobbly. Plastic bezel makes tiny crackling noises as unit warms up. Neither is a dealbreaker since the Samsung performance, features, and price are so good

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: Guy From V (newegg.com)

Great TV: Firmware Updates?

 

Mostly I was wondering if anyone has updated firmware on this TV. I have had bad experiences with other models (not this brand specifically) updating the firmware via the USB service port and was wondering if it was worth upping to the Feb 2010 current...

Very good for most everything - most of all Blu-Ray and PS3. Colors and black levels are better than any LCD...a very noticeable feature of plasmas I have noticed. The remote even controls my PS3 through Samsung's AnyNet tech, an excellent and...

Takes a bit to calibrate to make it look good in your specific environment, but its worth the time. Remote is kind of convoluted and not very intuitive

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: zagatosz (newegg.com)

great tv

 

New Egg Rocks. Best price and the delivery was fast fast.

A great TV period. Looks great on HD programing and standard , which was important to me. Viewing angles as good as CRT TV set. Great on BW films. Attractive, well set up from factory. Very pleased . Blows our LCD Sharp out of the water

The remote could be better designed

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Nik (newegg.com)

SAMSUNG 42" 720p 600Hz Plasma HDTV PN42B450

 

I guess if it burns down my house at least I have proof that I requested service.

Good Picture, Love my TV. It is my favorite purchase. EXCEPT The Warranty

So have had my TV for about 5 months and I noticed that the front was starting to look warped. Not the screen.. the framing. So as I examined it I noticed that the back panel has what looks to be melting damage. Caved in and "dripping" spots where it...

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Just what i expected

 

love my 26" lcd samsung but not sold on larger models yet, still like the plasma picture better.

Replaced an older 42" samsung plasma with this one and its even more beautiful, i have nothing but good thing to say about this tv

none

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

SAMSUNG 42" 720p 600Hz Plasma HDTV PN42B450

 

why did i wait so long to grab an hdtv?

great picture, great price, ease of use, sound quality

haven't found any yet....doesn't un-package itself

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: Lostpunkdc (newegg.com)

Awesome Tv

 

Hooked this bad boy up to my computer running dual 4870 sapphs with a total of 4gb of gddr5 ... Looks sweet, everything i run on it looks good, And the blu ray, is a dream, Buy this if you got the money and save yourself some by not getting a 1080

Superb Crispy colors, And Ubah Dark Blacks... 720p, whats that, this thing beats my friends 1080 lcd with ease ; Couldnt be happier ; Plus i ordered it Tuesday night, Got it Thursday morning... Go new egg

The stand is a pain in the behind, and the one screw didnt wanna screw in, i had to mess with it a lil, but it fit in fine

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: steampro (newegg.com)

Excellent TV-Looks Beautiful

 

I have a Pioneer Plasma Kuro 1080 and this set is close. I paid four times the amount for the Pioneer. It is a 50" and in my main room. I am very happy with that set and this addition makes me very happy with the quality and picture. It made me realize...

Great Blacks, Great Colors, Nice looking piece of equipment. Easy menu options and lots of range adjustment. Speakers are good even though I will use my Bose system. I don't know why people were saying they were bad. It shipped well and was perfect...

This set was a little heavier than an 42" LCD but not much ; That is about all I can say

Aug, 2009

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:VESA 400 x 400

Display

4K Upscaling: No
Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:600
Frequency:100 Hertz
Full HD: No
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight: No
LED Technology: 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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