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The PN42B450 is a 42" high definition plasma TV from Samsung's Plasma 4 Series.

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Pros

Excellent picture quality and size of image for this price point

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Though not 1080p, does a good job of approximating via 720p

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High number of connections for this price point

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Remote control is consistently responsive and works faster than many competing TVs

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Very dark black areas, noticeably darker than LCD models

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Stylish aesthetic complements almost any room

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Cons

Integrated speakers are weak, especially for this screen size

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Anti-glare filtering does not noticeably reduce glare

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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.  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.

Features/Specs
  • 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
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