Samsung Plasma Series 6 (2008)
Released May, 2008
The Pros:Good picture adjustment options. RSS feed is somewhat useful.
The Cons:Premium features aren't worth the extra money. Touch of Color bezel can be distracting.
The Series 6 Plasmas from Samsung is the step below the flagship line of plasma televisions and feature a native 1080p resolution. To distinguish this series from the less expensive - and comparable - Series 5 Plasmas Samsung used their unique "touch of color" design which adds a a red-tinted highlight to the exterior of the unit.
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Other differences included better internal processing, a more advanced anti-glare filter, a fourth HDMI input, and an ethernet port to read and display RSS feeds. The step above the Series 6 is the Series 7 which features the same basic specifications, and beefs up the connectivity options with digital media streaming through the USB Port (Wiselink Pro) and DLNA certification.
- 1080p native resolution
- 30,000:1 static contrast ratio | 1,000,000:1 dynamic ratio
- 18-bit color processing
- 100,000 hour panel life
- Two 15watt speakers
- Wiselink USB port
- Inputs: HDMI x 4, Component x 2, Composite x 1
Differences between 550 and 650 models
DNIe Pro - the 5 Series uses the less advanced DNIe+ technology used to process and improve the picture that is displayed.
Ultra Filter Bright - Plasmas can suffer from ambient reflections and glare in well-lit rooms, to deal with this problem plasma manufacturers use different filters to reduce these ambient distractions. Samsung's less expensive plasmas use the Filter Bright technology, while these 6 Series plasmas use the Ultra Filter Bright which Samsung claims will reduce glares and enhance the picture.
Infolink - an ethernet port that lets the television connect to the Internet and display RSS based news information delivered by USA Today.
User Reviews (2)
Good picture adjustment options
RSS feed is somewhat useful
Premium features aren't worth the extra money
Touch of Color bezel can be distracting
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