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Samsung 51E490 Series (PN51E490 / PS51E490 / PL51E490)

Samsung 51E490 Series (PN51E490 / PS51E490 / PL51E490)
alaScore 91

203 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 203 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and usability. The sound and price also get good feedback.

image quality, price, 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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 203 reviews)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 88 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.

sound, price, image quality, usability, remote control

95% 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 Glasses Samsung PS51E490 51-inch Widescreen 3D Plasma TV with Freeview and 2 Glasses

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 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.

image quality, design, price, usability, sound

reliability

73% 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)

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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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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

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Samsung PS51E490 review

 

Samsung has obviously made some compromises to keep the price of this TV so low. It lacks Full HD resolution and only has two HDMI inputs. Nevertheless, for such a cut-price model its colour and contrast performance is strong and it's surprisingly...

Very low price tag ; Includes 3D support, plus two pairs of active glasses

Not Full HD ; No smart TV features ; Only two HDMI ports

The PS51E490 certainly has its weaknesses -- it's only got two HDMI ports, no smart TV features and a HD-ready resolution. You are, however, getting a lot of screen for not all that much cash and its colour and contrast performance is pretty impressive...

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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

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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.

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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...

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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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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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