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The Samsung PN58B540 is a higher-mid-range plasma HDTV with a 16: 9 widescreen aspect ratio.

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Pros

sound is adequate for most users

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perfect for gaming consoles, no lag at all

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capable of very realistic colors, makes you feel like you're really there

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sports and fast-moving movies render sharply and perfectly, absolutely no blur or stutter

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everything is sharp and clear, nice detail

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great blacks, very deep, don't end up washing out into greys

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Cons

some moderate buzzing noise is noticeable

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The Samsung PN58B540 is a higher-mid-range plasma HDTV with a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio. It has nearly identical features to the smaller-screen PN50B540. Its display resolution is 1920 x 1080 and has a 2 000 000:1 contrast ratio. It has Samsung's e-panel bright room glare-reduction feature, and it also has a game mode that speeds up image processing to increase game image quality. It is also about 40% more efficient than the models from the year before, and Energy Star compliant. The remote can also act as a universal remote to control numerous A/V devices, as long as they are also Samsung brand and HDMI compliant. It has numerous video inputs, and a dual-tuner for digital ATSC and standard NTSC signals. The only significant change in specifications from the 50" model aside from screen size is that the stereo speakers have a 15W output, as opposed to 10W. The larger display gives the PN58B540 a substantially higher price point as well

Features
  • Released April 2009
  • 58"-diagonal flatscreen plasma display
  • 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 2 000 000:1 Contrast ratio
  • 1080p
  • .001 ms response time
  • ATSC/NTSC tuner
  • Game mode processing
  • e-panel glare reduction
  • Samsung Anynet universal remote capabilities
  • 2x 15W stereo speakers
  • Inputs: USB, 2x Component RCA, 1x Composite RCA, co-axial, 3x HDMI, 15-pin D-subminiature
  • Comes with base, can be wall-mounted
  • Energy Star compliant
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