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The PN50B860 is the smaller of Samsung's two top-of-the-line Series 8 plasma HDTVs, and has a 50" display.

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attractive bezel and stand

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very thin

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plasma contrast and black levels

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1080p

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large screen size

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Samsung is not known for their plasmas like Pioneer or Panasonic

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backlight buzz

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The PN50B860 is the smaller of Samsung's two top-of-the-line Series 8 plasma HDTVs, and has a 50" display, 3 000 000:1 contrast ratio and 1920 x 1080 resolution. It has a very thin, 1.2"-deep frame with numerous inputs and colored translucent bezel. It can also access the Internet to view online content, and DLNA wireless access allows the TV to access personal media stored on other computers. The PN50B860 also has several of Samsung's high-end features, including e-panel glare reduction, an HD engine that imitates cinema quality, very high contrast ratio, and universal remote control which is compatible with other Samsung A/V equipment. The PN50B860 has numerous inputs and a native 1080p resolution. The next plasma TV above this one in Samsung's lineup is the PN58B860, with the same features but larger screen.

Features
  • Released April 2009
  • 49.9"-diagonal flatscreen plasma display
  • 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • Very thin 1.5"-deep frame
  • 3 000 000:1 Contrast ratio
  • 1080p
  • .001 ms response time
  • ATSC/NTSC tuner
  • Game mode processing
  • Internet access via DLNA
  • e-panel glare reduction
  • Colored translucent bezel
  • Samsung Anynet universal remote capabilities
  • Wide Color Enhancer2 selectable color enhancement settings
  • 2x 15W stereo speakers
  • Inputs: 2x USB, 2x Component RCA, 1x Composite RCA, co-axial, 4x HDMI, 15-pin D-subminiature
  • Comes with base, can be wall-mounted
  • Energy Star compliant
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