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The Series 7 Plasmas from Samsung is their flagship plasma display introduced in 2008.

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Good picture performance (same as other premium plasmas by Samsung)

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Great color reproduction and accuracy

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Digital media options remove need for external media streaming device

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Cons

Limited format support with media streaming

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Black levels aren't as good as Pioneer's 9G Kuros

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The Series 7 Plasmas from Samsung is their flagship plasma display introduced in 2008. Naturally featuring a 1080p resolution the 7 Series expands upon Samsung's high end offerings with more digital media connectivity options, as the basic panel and core specifications remain essentially the same. While the Series 6 is limited to audio and image formats, the Series 7 can display digital video streamed through a connected USB mass storage device, or over your home network as the sets are DLNA certified. The 7 Series retains the Touch-of-Color bezel design that marks all of Samsung's premium televisions.

Specs
  • 1080p native resolution
  • 30,000:1 static contrast ratio | 1,000,000:1 dynamic ratio
  • 18-bit color processing
  • 100,000 hour panel life
  • 1,300 cd/m2 brightness
  • Two down-firing 20 watt speakers
  • Wiselink Pro USB port
  • Inputs: HDMI x 4, Component x 2, Composite x 2, S-Video x 1, VGA x 1, RSS x 1, RS323C x 1
Differences between 6 Series and 7 Series

Wiselink Pro - the 7 series can playback video content stored on a USB device while the 6 series are limited to images and audio.

DLNA Certified - the 7 Series can stream audio, video and pictures over your home network alongside the RSS Infolink service.

Differences between 5 Series and 6,7 Series

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.

Models
  • PN50A760 - 50" screen | $2,799 | August 2008
  • PN58A760 - 58" screen | $4,499 | August 2008
  • PN63A760 - 63" screen | $5,499 | August 2008
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