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Samsung 51E490 Series (PN51E490 / PS51E490 / PL51E490)

Samsung 51E490 Series (PN51E490 / PS51E490 / PL51E490)
alaScore 92

185 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 185 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design and usability. The sound and value for money also get good opinions.

image quality, value for money, sound, usability, design

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 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 185 reviews)

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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.

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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...

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 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.

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70% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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

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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...

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51 inch Samaung

 

Great TV for the money

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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...

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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

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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

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Outstanding BIG picture quality

 

I wanted a big picture from Samsung Smart TV but at a low price. I am so impressed by my Samsung picture quality at a great price and flexible payments. You must buy a Samsung LAN adapter if you want to use the internet with your TV. I have purchased...

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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

Product Specifications

Configuration

2D to 3D Conversion:No / Yes
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
DVB-C:DVB-C (MPEG4) / No
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:Audio/Video
Picture in Picture (PIP):1 Tuner PIP
Processor Cores:Single-Core
USB Recording: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No
Web Browser: No
Web Content Access: No

Connectivity

CI Plus:No / Yes
DLNA certified: No
DVI Interface: Yes
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
Headphone Output: Yes
Memory Stick: No
PC Streaming:Audio/Video / No
Secure Digital Card: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:No / Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:Unknown

Display

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

Energy Information

Energy Efficiency Class (EU):B / Unknown
Power Switch: No

General Features

3D: Yes
3D Technology:Shutter Glasses
Product Type:Plasma
Screen Format:16:9
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