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Samsung 51E490 Series (PN51E490 / PS51E490 / PL51E490)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 224 reviews of Samsung 51E490 Series (PN51E490 / PS51E490 / PL51E490). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Comments about the design and usability are generally positive. The sound and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability and remote control.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Samsung 51E490 Series (PN51E490 / PS51E490 / PL51E490) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung 51E490 Series (PN51E490 / PS51E490 / PL51E490)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 89 user reviews of Samsung 51E490 Series (PN51E490 / PS51E490 / PL51E490) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the design and usability. The sound and image quality also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the size.

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size

96% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung PS51E490 51-inch Widescreen 3D Plasma TV with Freeview and 2 GlassesSamsung PS51E490 51-inch Widescreen 3D Plasma TV with Freeview and 2 Glasses

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung 51E490 Series (PN51E490 / PS51E490 / PL51E490)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Samsung 51E490 Series (PN51E490 / PS51E490 / PL51E490) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com. Comments about the sound and usability are generally positive. The design and price are also appreciated, but many are less positive about the reliability.

image quality, price, design, usability, sound

reliability

74% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung PN51E490 51-Inch 720p 600Hz 3D Plasma HDTV (Black) (2012 Model)Samsung PN51E490 51-Inch 720p 600Hz 3D Plasma HDTV (Black) (2012 Model)

Dec, 2017

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Samsung PN51E490B4F

 

Budget HDTVs don't usually have great pictures, they don't often come in large sizes, and they very rarely have 3D. The Samsung PN51E490B4F surprises us with a solid picture, a 51-inch plasma screen, and active 3D with two pairs of glasses included. At...

Good 3D with two pairs of glasses included. Accurate colors

Only 720p. Mediocre black levels

The Samsung PN51E490B4F is an affordable 51-inch 3D plasma HDTV with solid performance; it's only 720p, but you can't beat it for the price.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: (hdtvuniverse.com)

Samsung PN51E490 Review – 51-inch Plasma HDTV

 

Samsung has designed the model by targeting the increasing demand for affordable HDTV sets. The 51-inch plasma TV set is launched with a very low price-tag to suit your budget. But it lacks the online features and 1080p HD resolution offered by the...

The model lacks any wired or wireless networking and internet access options. So you will miss the options to access online movies, music, video, games, apps and social networks. But the manufacturer has designed the device with a set of HDMI and USB...

May, 2012

Techradar Recommended 2013

Expert review by: John Archer (techradar.com)

Samsung PS51E490 review

 

A cheap but still desirable 51-inch plasma TV

Outstanding value for money ; Supports 3D playback ; Good HD/3D picture quality ; Decent audio

No online features ; No integrated Wi-Fi ; Only two HDMIs ; Uninspiring standard definition

Yes, you can get better plasma TVs if you spend more money, but so what? The Samsung PS51E490 is specifically designed for people who can't afford to spend more money

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung PS51E490

 

Fancy a 51-inch 3D plasma TV that costs less than £600? Then say hello to the Samsung PS51E490.

Remarkably cheap for a 51in 3D TV, Minimal crosstalk with 3D images, HD images look decent enough

Rather soft standard def images, Colour, motion and resolution issues with 3D, No smart TV functionality

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: (whathifi.com)

Samsung PS51E490

 

If 3D is important to you, then you should definitely give this TV a try, but there are better 2D-only units out there

Fair detail and colour in HD ; Huge screen ; 3D with bundled glasses

Some picture noise ; Black depth and detail could be better

Samsung PS51E490 review: verdict It might sound like we’ve been fairly hard on the Samsung – and in absolute terms, we have. But let’s not forget its price: we’ve found it for as little as £550 online.

HDTV test - RECOMMENDED!

Expert review by: David Mackenzie (hdtvtest.co.uk)

Samsung PS51E490 3D Plasma TV Review

 

Two cheaper plasma offerings have arrived here at HDTVTest one after the other. Fresh from reviewing Panasonic's TX-P42UT50, we got stuck into putting the Samsung PS51E490 through our gruelling tests. This is a 51-inch plasma TV which is priced online...

Although its lower-than-usual resolution (and yes, we can say that now that nearly every HDTV on the market is 1920×1080!) doesn’t allow it to reproduce the same detail as a 1920×1080 panel, and although it lacks a 96hz output mode for judder-free...

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: andyh801 (tigerdirect.com)

great plasma tv

 

I am happy with this tv, really clear picture and pretty good speakers. The only thing that bothers me just a little is that you must purchase the samsung wifi stick to connect to the internet and can't use hdmi. Our other tv is good with hdmi but the...

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: (tigerdirect.com)

51 inch Samaung

 

Great TV for the money

May, 2012

Consumer review by: FrequentFlyer (tigerdirect.com)

Waited for this one...

 

I wanted the 51-inch 1080p 2011 model plasma offered before Christmas last year, and expected the price to go down. Instead its availability went down - price did not.This is a 720p 2012 model, available for $150 less and including 2 pairs of 3D...

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: dave (buydig.com)

Very pleased.

 

After 2 years of owning this product and purchasing it from buydig, I am still amazed by the picture quality this tv has. I done months of research at the time and wanted nothing too expensive but 3d was the craze so it was a must. I have not puchaased...

Attractive Design ; Energy Efficient ; Fast Setup ; Good Remote Control ; Good Resolution ; Great Picture Quality ; Great Sound Quality

Apr, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse / SRS TheaterSound HD / SRS, Dolby Digital Plus/Pulse
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer:No / Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:20

Certificates

Certification:ENERGY STAR 5.3
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes
Energy Star certified: No

Display

3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
Aspect Ratio:4:3
Comb Filter:2D/3D / Digital
Display Diagonal:51
Display Diagonal (metric):50.8
Display Resolution:1024 x 768
Dynamic contrast ratio marketing name:Mega Contrast
HD type:Not supported
High frequency rate:600
Noise reduction: Yes
Supported graphics resolutions:1024 x 768 (XGA)
Supported video modes:720p

Energy Management

AC input voltage:100 - 240 / 220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:194
Energy efficiency compliance:B
Input frequency:50/60
Power consumption (max):226
Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):133 / 138

Ergonomics

VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:200 x 200 / No

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, AC3, AMR, HE-AAC, LPCM, MP3, RA-Lossless, RealAudio, WMA
Video compression format:3GP, ASF, AVI, DIVX, FLV, H.263, H.264, M-JPEG, MKV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, RMVB, TS, VOB, WMV9
Video formats supported:3GP,ASF,AVI,DIVX,FLV,H.263,H.264,M-JPEG,MKV,MP4,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4,RMVB,TS,VOB,WMV9

Indication

LED Indicators:Power, Stand-by
Power LED: Yes
Stand-by LED: Yes

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):N / Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG):No / Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Integrated clock: Yes
Number of OSD languages:29
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-in-Picture: Yes
Remote Control Type:TM1240
Sleep Timer: Yes

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: No
Wi-Fi ready:Y
WLAN-ready: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:13
Package dimensions (WxDxH):51.2 x 13 x 32.9
Package height:32.9
Package weight:64.8 / 984.1
Package width:51.2

Ports & interfaces

Audio input for DVI: Yes
Common interface Plus (CI+): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
Digital audio optical out:1
DVI port: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:2
Headphone outputs:1
PC Audio in: No
PC in (D-Sub): No
RF ports quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240 / 220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:194
Energy efficiency class:B
Input frequency:50/60
Power consumption (max):226
Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):133 / 138

Smart TV

Internet TV: No

Storage

Card reader integrated: No

Technical Details

Color of product:Black
Game mode: Yes

Teletext

Teletext:1000
Teletext function: Yes

TV Tuner

Auto channel search: Yes
Digital signal format system:ATSC / DVB-C, DVB-T
Tuner Type:Analog & digital / Digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.2
Depth (with stand):12 / 9.9
Dimensions (W x D x H) with stand:46.8 x 12 x 30.8
Dimensions (WxDxH):46.8 x 2.2 x 27.8
Height:27.8
Height (with stand):30.8
Weight:43.2 / 691.4
Weight with stand:52 / 779.2
Width:46.8
Width (with stand):46.8