Released November, 2009
The Pros:Very dark black areas, noticeably darker than LCD models. High number of connections for this price point. Remote control is consistently responsive and works faster than many competing TVs.
The Cons:Integrated speakers are weak, especially for this screen size. Anti-glare filtering does not noticeably reduce glare.
The PN42B450 is a 42" high definition plasma TV from Samsung's Plasma 4 Series. The television features a widescreen display with a native resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels and dynamic contrast ratio of 2,000,000:1 for rich image clarity.
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It offers 600Hz Subfield Motion and a 0.001ms response time to eliminate motion blur in fast-moving scenes. The PN42B450 is designed with a built-in digital TV tuner and 10-watt stereo speakers and SRS TruSurround HD technology for accompanying high definition audio. It also includes a variety of inputs including PC, USB, 3 HDMI, and 2 component inputs. The television has a glossy black cabinet and a suggested retail price of $750.
- 42" Widescreen Plasma Display
- Native Resolution: 1024 x 768
- Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 2,000,000:1
- Response Time: 0.001ms
- 600Hz Subfields
- Wide Color Enhancer 2
- Built-in 10-watt Stereo Speakers
- SRS TruSurround HD
- Built-in Digital TV Tuner
- Inputs/Outputs: 3 x HDMI, 1 x Composite, 2 x Component, 1 x USB, 1 x Headphone, 1 x PC
- Glossy Black Cabinet
- Energy Star Compliant
User Reviews (1)
Very dark black areas, noticeably darker than LCD models
High number of connections for this price point
Remote control is consistently responsive and works faster than many competing TVs
Excellent picture quality and size of image for this price point
Though not 1080p, does a good job of approximating via 720p
Stylish aesthetic complements almost any room
Integrated speakers are weak, especially for this screen size
Anti-glare filtering does not noticeably reduce glare
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