£329.94 w/ Richersounds 5 year TV guarantee
The Samsung PS42c450 offers top plasma TV quality at a bargain price.
When it comes to response time and dynamic colour, it's very hard to beat a plasma TV. The Samsung PS42c450 demonstrates all that is great about plasma TVs. With a response time of just 0.0001m/s, the PS42c450 is ideal for fast moving sports events. Thanks to the Clear Image Panel, this Samsung plasma TV is also clearer than many in its class. Instead of glass, it uses a film filter that reduces glare and blur from the picture. Mega Dynamic Contrast ratio ensures that subtle detail is carefully recreated, with even the darkest images being skilfully resolved. This Samsung plasma TV also makes use of 600Hz sub-field scanning. This picture processing system reduces motion blur and gives crisper contours, sharper text and less judder. Samsung have an excellent reputation for the quality of their plasma displays and the PS42c450 is no exception. Rich colour, smooth motion and excellent levels of detail - the PS42c450 has got the lot.
When the picture is as involving as this we'd strongly recommend a separate sound system to match. As standard the PS42c450 provides 2 x 10 watts and a brace of Dolby sound processors. The new Dolby Pulse system makes the PS42c450 ready for the next generation of broadcasts. Dolby Pulse will offer better sound quality from typical TV programs. Dolby Digital Plus processing is also on hand to get the best from the latest block buster films.
When it comes to connecting the PS42c450 up to the rest of your home cinema, this 42 inch plasma has got all the basics covered. Three HDMI sockets for digital sources are matched by SCART, component and composite for analogue. There's a handy USB socket for connecting up your mobile device, such as digital camera and a PC input for big screen gaming or web surfing.
It may offer fantastic value for money, but the PS42c450 certainly doesn't look cheap in terms of style. With its piano gloss black finish, accented by a slim frame and rose tinted lip, the PS42c450 looks like a more expensive TV. This quality of finish is carried through to the glass pedestal stand.
For a better image at a better price, the Samsung PS42c450 is a true plasma champion