Samsung PS50C450 - 50" Widescreen HD Ready 600Hz Plasma TV with Freeview - £450 @ Amazon
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Samsung PS50C450 - 50" Widescreen HD Ready 600Hz Plasma TV with Freeview - £450 @ Amazon

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Found 29th Apr 2011Made hot 29th Apr 2011
Down another £30 in just a few days, Anybody want a cheap Samsung 50" HD Ready plasma (spare for an extra large room or bedroom!)

Product Features
Samsung HD Ready plasma TV with 3 HDMI slots
600Hz subfiled motion for smoother images
0.0001ms response time for pictures with no blurring or ghosting
Clear Image Panel for blur-free viewing from any angle
Wide Colour Enhancer and Mega Dynamic Contrast (PDP) for cinematic clarity and colours
Technical Details


Series
Series: 4

Display
Real Black Filter: No

Video
Screen Size: 50" (127cm)
Resolution: 1365 x 768
1080 FHD Motion: No
600Hz Subfield Motion: Yes
Dynamic Contrast Ratio: Mega DCR
Cinema Smooth: No
Picture Engine: DNIe+
Wide Colour Enhancer: Yes
Film Mode (Cinema Progressive): Yes
Motion Judder Canceller: No
Number of colors(expressed): Natural True Colour (18bit)
100Hz: Yes

Audio
Dolby: Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby pulse
SRS: No
Dts 2.0 + Digital Out: Yes
Sound Output (RMS): 10W x 2
Speaker Type: Down Firing
Woofer: No

Features
Samsung 3D: No
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC): Yes
Auto Channel Search: Yes
Auto Power Off: Yes
Auto Volume Leveler: Yes
BD Wise: No
Caption (Subtitle): No
Clock & On/Off timer: Yes
Allshare (Powerd by DLNA): No
EPG: Yes
Game mode: Yes
[email protected]: No
OSD language: Europe 25 Languages
Picture-in-Picture: 1 Tuner PIP
Sleep Timer: Yes
USB: Movie
WiFi Adaptor Support: No
User Interface: Single Emotion
Personal Video Recorder Ready: No
Still Picture: No
Channel List USB-Clone: Yes
Digital Noise Filter: Yes
Teletext (TTXT): Mega TTX (version)
Power Saving (Hot key): Yes
Screen Burn Protection: Yes
Wireless Remote Control: No

System
DTV Reception (DVB-T/T2/C/S2): DVB - T / C
DTV Tuner Built-in: Yes
MHP/ MHEG (version): No

Input & Output
Audio Out L-R (Mini Jack): No
Component In (Y/Pb/Pr): 1
Composite In (AV): 1 (Side)
Digital Audio Out (Optical): 1
DVI Audio In (Mini Jack): 1 (Common Use for PC Audio Input)
Ethernet (LAN): No
Headphone: 1
HDMI: 3 (Side: 1, Back: 2)
PC Audio In (Mini Jack): 1
PC In (D-sub): 1
RF In: 1
RS232C (AV CONTROL): No
USB: 1 (Side)
CI Slot: 1 (Side)
Scart: 1

DesignSlim Type: Normal
Front Color: Black (Rose Black Gradation)
Light Effect (Deco): No
Stand Type: Square
Swivel (left/right): No

Eco
Peak Luminance Ratio: 70%
Eco Mark: Planet First
Eco Sensor: Yes
Power Supply: AC 100 - 240V, 50 / 60Hz
Power Consumption (Max.): 280W
Power Consumption (IEC 62087 Edition 2): 160W
Power Consumption (Energy Saving Mode): 120W
Power Consumption (Stand-by): < 0.3W

Dimension
Package Size (WxHxD): 1490 x 840 x 240mm
Set Size (WxHxD) with Stand: 1202.5 x 787 x 284mm
Set Size (WxHxD) without Stand: 1202.5 x 720.5 x 69.5mm

Weight
Package weight: 32.5kg
Set weight with stand: 25.5kg
Set weight without stand: 23.5kg

41 Comments

Original Poster

I have the 42" version in the lounge, although HD ready and 720P it's a great picture. Freesat HD is stunning, Bluray a treat.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51cRUPY3ziL._SL500_.jpg

Banned

not a patch on the superior Sony 46nx713

personally, I would not touch this thing

Banned

ok price, although at 37 inch plus you want 1080p

horacevankhute

not a patch on the superior Sony 46nx713 personally, I would not touch … not a patch on the superior Sony 46nx713 personally, I would not touch this thing



Oh no not you again, you'll cause another fight. The Sony probably isn't a patch on many other TVs, it's a deal so worthy of a post for those that have a budget to keep to.

horacevankhute

not a patch on the superior Sony 46nx713 personally, I would not touch … not a patch on the superior Sony 46nx713 personally, I would not touch this thing


http://files.myopera.com/TriforceOfAnnoyingness/albums/773588/fanboy-anatomy.jpg

horacevankhute

not a patch on the superior Sony 46nx713 personally, I would not touch … not a patch on the superior Sony 46nx713 personally, I would not touch this thing



wtf ...... the sony is not remotely the same price............... go away sony fanboy

Hi guys

plenty of 42" deals for around the 300-400 mark, but these 50" offers are great

for extra 100 or so bucks you can add 8" of viewing, seem worth it

I can't decide which is better this for 450 or the 469 LG 50PK350
also would it be worth taking 3 or 5 year cover on it?

any advice please

cheers G
ps how do you ban fanboys on this site?

godzillafan

ps how do you ban fanboys on this site?



Just report their posts as spam each time...lol little exclamation button to the right >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Edited by: "simplyjimbo" 29th Apr 2011

Ha ha ha horacevankhute your offensive PM was ****** out.

shergold

ok price, although at 37 inch plus you want 1080p



Spoken like someone who doesn't have a clue what they are talking about.

horacevankhute

not a patch on the superior Sony 46nx713 personally, I would not touch … not a patch on the superior Sony 46nx713 personally, I would not touch this thing


You and that damn TV need to get a room.

horacevankhute

not a patch on the superior Sony 46nx713 personally, I would not touch … not a patch on the superior Sony 46nx713 personally, I would not touch this thing



It's in a totally different league from the Sony, no point comparing the two.

Haha, tv sex lol

godzillafan

Hi guysplenty of 42" deals for around the 300-400 mark, but these 50" … Hi guysplenty of 42" deals for around the 300-400 mark, but these 50" offers are greatfor extra 100 or so bucks you can add 8" of viewing, seem worth itI can't decide which is better this for 450 or the 469 LG 50PK350 also would it be worth taking 3 or 5 year cover on it?any advice pleasecheers Gps how do you ban fanboys on this site?



if you want this, DEF get the cover.
in the currys store I work at we have 3 of these, all ex-repair, all with exactly the same problem.
PSU started to buzz, vibrate against the casing and it was louder than the volume of the TV.

get the LG. better sound, better picture controls. full 20pt calibration. find the best settings on avforums.
i have the model up, the 590, which has the THX mode, freeviewHD and netcast/DLNA

shergold

ok price, although at 37 inch plus you want 1080p

Absolutely - I have no clue why you would produce a TV like this in the first place. It is like making a Jag with a 1.2 litre engine - pointless.

MrPuddington

Absolutely - I have no clue why you would produce a TV like this in the … Absolutely - I have no clue why you would produce a TV like this in the first place. It is like making a Jag with a 1.2 litre engine - pointless.



yep cos everybody has HD now, every single person has a PS3 and blu ray too.
some folks, bless 'em just want a big TV screen and dont care how many pixels it has.
some don't care how bad the picture quality is, they just NEED that 1080p TV cos they read its the best.
hence lots of sales of nasty cheap 1080pLCD sets that look like crap PC monitors.

horacevankhute

not a patch on the superior Sony 46nx713 personally, I would not touch … not a patch on the superior Sony 46nx713 personally, I would not touch this thing



i take it you have the sont tv you keep blabbing on about........its all, you ever post about

horacevankhute

not a patch on the superior Sony 46nx713 personally, I would not touch … not a patch on the superior Sony 46nx713 personally, I would not touch this thing



Sony having their 3D stuff made by LG?????
techradar.com/new…744
and the review of your TV says it suffers with really bad 3D crosstalk...oh dear. SUCKER.

MrPuddington

Absolutely - I have no clue why you would produce a TV like this in the … Absolutely - I have no clue why you would produce a TV like this in the first place. It is like making a Jag with a 1.2 litre engine - pointless.



Not everyone lives in a shoebox, do you? bit like saying whats the point in 1080p when you can sit twenty feet away from the screen - pointless
Edited by: "mcfly666" 29th Apr 2011

shawty1984

Spoken like someone who doesn't have a clue what they are talking about.



This is a perfectly valid comment - if you're talking about the dot pitch, as your TV gets bigger, individual pixels get bigger too so some people this will be an important factor. Having true 1080p element is maybe even more important if you're running an HTPC. Though the price is great even if it is 720p, for people who will only watch TV, etc. this is fine.

The fact you just rubbished someone else's comment without even explaining why you disagree is a poor-show.

plewis00

This is a perfectly valid comment - if you're talking about the dot … This is a perfectly valid comment - if you're talking about the dot pitch, as your TV gets bigger, individual pixels get bigger too so some people this will be an important factor. Having true 1080p element is maybe even more important if you're running an HTPC. Though the price is great even if it is 720p, for people who will only watch TV, etc. this is fine.The fact you just rubbished someone else's comment without even explaining why you disagree is a poor-show.



Not a poor show at all. There are far to many people on these boards giving 'advice' on things they clearly know nothing about and have just read somewhere else (which just so happens to be wrong). I'm sick of explaining why, but the comment was and still is rubbish.

slackrat77

if you want this, DEF get the cover.in the currys store I work at we have … if you want this, DEF get the cover.in the currys store I work at we have 3 of these, all ex-repair, all with exactly the same problem.PSU started to buzz, vibrate against the casing and it was louder than the volume of the TV.get the LG. better sound, better picture controls. full 20pt calibration. find the best settings on avforums.i have the model up, the 590, which has the THX mode, freeviewHD and netcast/DLNA



many thanks for the info

I guess its time to check the 2 LG's and pick one and hook it up to my wave T90 16LNB sat dish with a million channels.

G

Interesting that it's 600Hz - why do you need a refresh that high? It seems like overkill?

50" is nice. Our 40" screen looks pretty big in our small living room. 50" would look huge!

Shame that it's only 768 lines though as I probably wouldn't get the best picture from my 1080p bluray player!

I don't understand shawty1984's comment - surely you will notice a significant difference between 768 and 1080 resolution on a 50" screen? I could certainly see a significant difference between the 1080 and 768 resolution 40" screens when we were shopping for our TV in Richer Sounds, but there didn't seem to be too much difference on the 32" screens. Wouldn't that difference be even more pronounced at 50"?

Spod

Interesting that it's 600Hz - why do you need a refresh that high? It … Interesting that it's 600Hz - why do you need a refresh that high? It seems like overkill



It's not actually 600Hz, it's only 100Hz on screen. 600Hz refers to the sub-field drive, it's just a marketing number to sound good against LCD's with say 200Hz refresh rates.


Spod

I don't understand shawty1984's comment - surely you will notice a … I don't understand shawty1984's comment - surely you will notice a significant difference between 768 and 1080 resolution on a 50" screen?



What he was getting at was it all depends on your viewing distance, and it is a very valid point tbh.

Spod

Interesting that it's 600Hz - why do you need a refresh that high? It … Interesting that it's 600Hz - why do you need a refresh that high? It seems like overkill

Spod

I don't understand shawty1984's comment - surely you will notice a … I don't understand shawty1984's comment - surely you will notice a significant difference between 768 and 1080 resolution on a 50" screen?



Thanks. Well I'd have thought that in most affordable living room sizes you'd see a difference between 720 and 1080 res on a 50" screen - you'd need a damn big room to not notice that surely?

this tv is better if considering having 3D too as its only £80 more, price has also come down on this.

amazon.co.uk/Sam…1-6

Or if in a tighter budget, this is alot better id say..

dixons.co.uk/gbu…tml


50inch + 600hz + 1080p For £469.99 with code MVC30OFF

Edited by: "yasser_7862" 30th Apr 2011

50 inch and only HD Ready. Meh, would personally scale the size down and go for full HD for a little bit extra. Maybe the 46 inch C530 for example.

shawty1984

Not a poor show at all. There are far to many people on these boards … Not a poor show at all. There are far to many people on these boards giving 'advice' on things they clearly know nothing about and have just read somewhere else (which just so happens to be wrong). I'm sick of explaining why, but the comment was and still is rubbish.



If I resize my 480p avi movie to a smaller window on my 24" monitor it looks relatively sharp. If I maximise to full window, it looks very pixelated.

Makes perfect sense to me that lower res + bigger screen = worse picture.

FULL HD 50 inch for less than £20 more is a much better deal hotukdeals.com/dea…815
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71%2Bg9BFnZEL._AA1200_.jpg


Edited by: "toddy888" 30th Apr 2011

godzillafan

Hi guysalso would it be worth taking 3 or 5 year cover on it?any advice … Hi guysalso would it be worth taking 3 or 5 year cover on it?any advice pleasecheers G


I would recommend you get a warranty if the tv is going to be on for alot of the time.

toddy888

FULL HD 50 inch for less than £20 more is a much better deal … FULL HD 50 inch for less than £20 more is a much better deal http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lg-50pk350-50-widescreen-full-hd-1080p-600hz-plasma-tv-with-freeview-469-99-amaz/928815



I would stay away from that tv if its got reflective issues, unless your thinking of having it in the basement or bedroom.

personally would go for a true hd tv , would need a big room to not make a difference. Some sd channels can looky bloody awfull on it.



Edited by: "buggu" 30th Apr 2011

not even watch SD on it?
unless you just watch blu rays all the time or only ever watch the HD channels on sky or Virgin, thats a bit of an odd thing to say.
there are no true HD tvs cos HD content isnt 100%

toddy888

FULL HD 50 inch for less than £20 more is a much better deal … FULL HD 50 inch for less than £20 more is a much better deal http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/lg-50pk350-50-widescreen-full-hd-1080p-600hz-plasma-tv-with-freeview-469-99-amaz/928815



I can vouch for the LG 50PK350 cos I bought one for my friend last August (well, on my credit card) and the picture quality is superb, the bezel is razor-thin, it's surprisingly shallow as well given it's plasma technology and power consumption is around that of LCDs. There was also the added bonus of an in-built USB port where you can pop DivX movies on a memory stick and play them straight on the TV, that functionality alone would normally cost you £20 for a standalone DVD/DivX player.

slackrat77

not even watch SD on it?unless you just watch blu rays all the time or … not even watch SD on it?unless you just watch blu rays all the time or only ever watch the HD channels on sky or Virgin, thats a bit of an odd thing to say.there are no true HD tvs cos HD content isnt 100%



I was trying to refer to some of the itnernational asian channels, as they appear blocky and awfull. edited my comment

rofldinho

If I resize my 480p avi movie to a smaller window on my 24" monitor it … If I resize my 480p avi movie to a smaller window on my 24" monitor it looks relatively sharp. If I maximise to full window, it looks very pixelated.Makes perfect sense to me that lower res + bigger screen = worse picture.



Really, really not the same thing at all. That's because you're taking content with a set resolution and stretching it up massively. I'm not quite sure how to articulate it as I thought it was quite easy to understand but although the pixel density won't be quite as good with 720p on a 50" screen it's not going to look bad, the analogy you threw up is chalk and cheese.

kharma45

Really, really not the same thing at all. That's because you're taking … Really, really not the same thing at all. That's because you're taking content with a set resolution and stretching it up massively. I'm not quite sure how to articulate it as I thought it was quite easy to understand but although the pixel density won't be quite as good with 720p on a 50" screen it's not going to look bad, the analogy you threw up is chalk and cheese.



But that is what we're doing though. The comparison is between 720p and 1080p on a 46"+ television set. I cannot see how there wouldn't be a noticeable difference between the two at certain distances.

I'm not saying 720p at 50" would be "bad", it's still high definition compared to standard and any "difference" would be in the eyes of the viewer who may or may not see them.

Read: carltonbale.com/108…ter

Got the LG pk350 via Richer Sounds today in the end with the 5 year cover worked out at 550 all in.

Cheaper than the 5 year cover with amazon and dixons even with the 469.99 price - they quoted 111-125 for the cover.

Picking up from Cardiff strore on Friday.

Spod

Interesting that it's 600Hz - why do you need a refresh that high? It … Interesting that it's 600Hz - why do you need a refresh that high? It seems like overkill?50" is nice. Our 40" screen looks pretty big in our small living room. 50" would look huge!Shame that it's only 768 lines though as I probably wouldn't get the best picture from my 1080p bluray player!I don't understand shawty1984's comment - surely you will notice a significant difference between 768 and 1080 resolution on a 50" screen? I could certainly see a significant difference between the 1080 and 768 resolution 40" screens when we were shopping for our TV in Richer Sounds, but there didn't seem to be too much difference on the 32" screens. Wouldn't that difference be even more pronounced at 50"?



The difference has nothing to do with screen size alone, so no, the difference would not be more pronounced, it would be the same at 22" as it would at 100" if both are viewed from the correct distance.

The comment by me was justified. I'm sick of people giving 'advice' when they clearly don't know what they are talking about. Some people don't have 1080p material and just want a big TV. some people sit to far away to even notice the difference between 1080p. While I agree 1080p is the best and I personally would only buy 1080p, some people do not need it and people giving wrong advice does not help the matter.

Spod

Thanks. Well I'd have thought that in most affordable living room sizes … Thanks. Well I'd have thought that in most affordable living room sizes you'd see a difference between 720 and 1080 res on a 50" screen - you'd need a damn big room to not notice that surely?



There are two many people on these boards and infact the internet who are willing to gice 'advice' but give wrong advice or leave out vital information.

What do you class as "most affordable living room sizes" as what you class that as someone on these boards might class it as something else. It's just the same as saying average viewing distance, when someone uses this line, 90% of the time they do no know what they are talking about as 100% of the time, average viewing distance is usless without backed up by the actuall distances they're talking about (and if backed up, why then state average viewing distance)

There are a whole load of factors you NEED to know when trying to give advice which the poster did not know and just blurted out wrong information.

rofldinho

If I resize my 480p avi movie to a smaller window on my 24" monitor it … If I resize my 480p avi movie to a smaller window on my 24" monitor it looks relatively sharp. If I maximise to full window, it looks very pixelated.Makes perfect sense to me that lower res + bigger screen = worse picture.



What makes perfect sense to you and what is correct information MIGHT be wrong. As already stated, it depends on viewing distance, not screen size alone. The fact that this TV is 50" and only 720p (or 768p, don't know exact resolution) and not 1080p does not always equal worse picture.
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