Samsung Series 4 - PS43D490 - 43" 3D Plasma TV - £429.99 Delivered @ Novatech
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Samsung Series 4 - PS43D490 - 43" 3D Plasma TV - £429.99 Delivered @ Novatech

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Found 13th Sep 2011
Not posted on here in a while (too many negative folk) but I have just seen this on their Twitter.

I don't follow TV's much but they appear to be all the rage at the moment with this 3D.

3.03% Topcashback..knocks about a tenner off

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General
Series 4
Part Number PS43D490

Video
Screen Size 43" (109.32cm)
Resolution 1024 x 768
Picture Engine 3D HyperReal Engine
Wide Color Enhancer Wide Colour Enhancer Plus
600Hz Subfield Motion Yes
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Mega DCR
Film Mode (Cinema Progressive) Yes

Audio
Dolby Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse
SRS SRS TheaterSound
dts2.0+Digital Out Yes
sound Output (RMS) 10W x 2
Speaker Type Down Firing + Full Range

Feature
Samsung 3D Yes
3D Sound (TV) No
Allshare (Powered by DLNA) No
Wireless LAN Built-in No
Wireless LAN Adapter Support No
One Foot Connection No
Extended PVR No
ConnectShare (USB2.0) Movie
BD Wise No
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) Yes
HDMI 1.4 3D Auto Setting No
HDMI 1.4 A / Return Ch. Support No
InstaPort S (HDMI quick switch) No
Auto Channel Search Yes
EPG Yes
Teletext (TTXT) Yes
OSD language 29 European Languages
Auto Volume Leveller Yes
Auto Power Off Yes
Clock & On/Off timer Yes
Sleep Timer Yes
Screen Burn Protection Yes
Picture-in-Picture 1 Tuner PIP

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

Input & Output
HDMI 3
USB 1
Component In (AV) 1
Digital Audio Out (Optical) 1
DVI Audio In (Mini Jack) 1 (Common use for PC Audio In)
PC In (D-sub) 1
CI Slot 1
Scart 1
RF In (Terrestrial/Cable Input) 1
RF In (Satelite Input) No
Headphone 1
PC Audio In (Mini Jack) 1
DVI Audio In (Mini Jack) 1 (Common Use for PC Audio in)
Audio Out L-R (Mini Jack) No
Ethernet (LAN) No

Design
Design High Glossy
Stand Type Square
Front Colour Rose Black Gradation
Swivel (left/right) Yes

Dimension
Package Size (WxHxD) 1011.8 x 622.4 x 56mm
Set Size (WxHxD) with Stand 1011.8 x 698.7 x 305mm
Set Size (WxHxD) without Stand 1110 x 736 x 270mm

Weight
Package weight 25Kg
Set weight with stand 20.2Kg
Set weight without stand 16kg
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81 Comments
Does this need ou to buy any glasses seperately?
Resolution on this set seems a tad low at 1024x768, even my 12" laptop has a higher resolution
Great buy for someone on a budget looking for an entry level 3D Tv. Nice post,OP. Stay positive! (_;)
hope you don't sit as close to your tv as you do your laptop!

£649.00 at Tesco Direct.
kpmatthews

hope you don't sit as close to your tv as you do your laptop!



Research apparently shows that you would have to sit within six feet of a 42/43 inch screen to see the difference between 720p and 1080p resolution. For practical purposes, the full 1080p is wasted on TV screens smaller than 50 inch.
I agree, for the price you do seem to get a lot it's just that I was surprised why the resolution is so low.
I thought 720p HD Ready sets were around 1366x768 or something like that
1024x768 is 4:3 though, must be a typo
Squelds

1024x768 is 4:3 though, must be a typo



No, the pixels are a different shape, and for the size of the screen you'd have to have better than 20/20 vision to tell the difference at the recommended viewing distance.

Not keen on plasma due to the extra power consumption but they give awesome quality pictures.
This set is only going to dissapoint people. Especially the 3d.
Sounds wierd bianco but must be ok to shape em different. TBH if i were gonna buy the specs would put me off a little... BUT saying that seems a good price if youre not bothered by all the resolution malarkey.
Squelds

Sounds wierd bianco but must be ok to shape em different. TBH if i were … Sounds wierd bianco but must be ok to shape em different. TBH if i were gonna buy the specs would put me off a little... BUT saying that seems a good price if youre not bothered by all the resolution malarkey.



en.wikipedia.org/wik…tio
At first I thought the pixel count must be a typo, but apparently not. Not voting on this one, but IMO I seriously wouldn't recommend this if you're going to sit within 3 metres of the screen...
720p?
great price!! although i wish i could get a 32inch screen at that price for the bedroom!
great deal HEEEEAAAATT wish i had 374.99 spare
ebbz139

720p?



Yes this is 720p compliant, despite the 1024x768 resolution given.
I have a non 3d Samsung Plasma and the picture is simply superb.
LongPockets

Research apparently shows that you would have to sit within six feet of a … Research apparently shows that you would have to sit within six feet of a 42/43 inch screen to see the difference between 720p and 1080p resolution. For practical purposes, the full 1080p is wasted on TV screens smaller than 50 inch.


I disagree, we have a Panasonic LED/LCD 37" and you can tell the difference between 720p and 1080p, maybe it depends on the quality of the panel.
sparky72

At first I thought the pixel count must be a typo, but apparently not. … At first I thought the pixel count must be a typo, but apparently not. Not voting on this one, but IMO I seriously wouldn't recommend this if you're going to sit within 3 metres of the screen...



Why? Care to expand on that statement?
bianco

No, the pixels are a different shape, and for the size of the screen … No, the pixels are a different shape, and for the size of the screen you'd have to have better than 20/20 vision to tell the difference at the recommended viewing distance.Not keen on plasma due to the extra power consumption but they give awesome quality pictures.



There's hardly anything in it nowadays.
This set has Samsung's Eco sensor which uses less power than older models.
mrew42

There's hardly anything in it nowadays. This set has Samsung's Eco sensor … There's hardly anything in it nowadays. This set has Samsung's Eco sensor which uses less power than older models.



Just over 100w according to this from samsung......

downloadcenter.samsung.com/con…pdf
niqbal870

great deal HEEEEAAAATT wish i had 374.99 spare



You don't need money.
Just use a credit card.
bianco

No, the pixels are a different shape, and for the size of the screen … No, the pixels are a different shape, and for the size of the screen you'd have to have better than 20/20 vision to tell the difference at the recommended viewing distance.Not keen on plasma due to the extra power consumption but they give awesome quality pictures.



20/20 vision is just a (american) term for good vision...for example me and my entire family have much better than 20/20 (or 6/6 in the uk) vision. dont mean to pick holes but thats really interestin if what you stated is true...
Cold. Dreadful TV.
Ginlarde

Cold. Dreadful TV.


Wow, that was insightful. Keep up the good work.
bianco

No, the pixels are a different shape, and for the size of the screen … No, the pixels are a different shape, and for the size of the screen you'd have to have better than 20/20 vision to tell the difference at the recommended viewing distance.Not keen on plasma due to the extra power consumption but they give awesome quality pictures.



Watching movies it's very difficult to tell difference in resolution. They all appear to be very similar. Display anything else, like photo, website or computer desktop, and difference is clear to anyone from any distance.
All depends what TV is used for.
£55 delivery has put me off, anyone know if any big stores in Nottinghamshire area might price match?
Bl1ng

I agree, for the price you do seem to get a lot it's just that I was … I agree, for the price you do seem to get a lot it's just that I was surprised why the resolution is so low. I thought 720p HD Ready sets were around 1366x768 or something like that


The clue is in the 720.. 768 is above that so definitely HD ready.
the samsung above or

Toshiba 40BV701B LCD Full HD 1080p TV
£350
LG 42PT353 42" Plasma HD Ready TV
£370
LG 42LK450 42" LCD Full HD 1080p TV
£390
i am not sure if i can put the links up.. but all are on best buy

i have a refund due to a repair that didnt work out so have around £350 for a new tv from best buy or i get the money back and can buy elsewhere...

thanks for any advice
The tvs u just mentioned up there^ are not 3d tvs tho my friend
sparky72

At first I thought the pixel count must be a typo, but apparently not. … At first I thought the pixel count must be a typo, but apparently not. Not voting on this one, but IMO I seriously wouldn't recommend this if you're going to sit within 3 metres of the screen...



i'd say that's pretty much spot on. i sit 10 feet away (3 metres) and it looks pin sharp. if i jump on the floor in front of the sofa (8-9ft) i can start to make out the lack of full hd.

edit: i've got the non-3d version (pt43d450)
Edited by: "kpmatthews" 13th Sep 2011
Yup nothing wrong with a HD Ready set if you sit 8ft+ or so away.

I upgraded form a 42" TH42PX80 HD Ready Plasma to a TXP50VT20 FullHD Plasma and at my 8ft+ viewing distance it's barely possible to tell the difference even when watching BluRay's.

Only when using my HTPC through the TV is the pixel count increase noticeable

The HD Ready sets with lower resolution also tend to flatter poor quality images such as lower bitrate SD feeds.
Says delivery is £55??!!
"The clue is in the 720.. 768 is above that so definitely HD ready."

not quite 720p is 1280x720=920000 pixels
1024x768=780000 pixels

the main difference is you dont get 1 to 1 pixel matching therefore some processing has to come into it to scale down.
Delivery should be free as it states free delivery over £50 and under 30kg, package weight is listed as 25kg
Lovely deal. If I didn't already own a 3d samsung I would buy this before the pre-Christmas rush. Nice company as well.
mopsytoms

Delivery should be free as it states free delivery over £50 and under … Delivery should be free as it states free delivery over £50 and under 30kg, package weight is listed as 25kg



Looked at that and it says that free delivery offer is not valid on any tv's!
Tempted as I was looking at 3D TVs the other day, however I don't think I'll bother.

This is less than even 720p and when using 3D it'll be half that again as it uses half the pixels for your left and half for your right doesn't it? So what you see if it's 3D will actually be something like 500x720, close to the resolution of many mobile phones.

Theres much better non-3D TV's for the price, especially for the limited amount of low res 3D I'd get from this set at the moment.
My Panasonic is 300watts, not as wasteful as you'd think as it actually heats up the room in the cooler months. So only wasteful when it is warm.
Jimmyray

This is less than even 720p



No, it's more. Specifications for HD take no account of horizontal pixels. It's true that 1280x720 is the most typical example of a 720p resolution, but 1024x720 is still 720p, as long as the display is progressive.
Edited by: "wild_quinine" 13th Sep 2011
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