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Best 5 HDTVs from SAMSUNG

Dec 23, 2007
Aside from price, size is the number one criteria used by TV shoppers, so our c list consists of the highest-rated HDTVs.

Samsung HPT4254 42" Plasma HDTV

In a dark room or in broad daylight, the picture remains amazingly crisp and vibrant with the Samsung's HP-T4254's FilterBright anti-reflection technology. In moonlit scenes, 15000:1 contrast ratio and 18-bit technology let you see shadowy details in natural, rich color.

Advanced Samsung plasma picture technology delivers sharper screen text and an innovative auto-pixel shift technology that eliminates picture Burn-in. Experience robust, 3-dimensional TruSurround XT Sound while connecting all your digital devices and peripherals with 3 HDMI-CEC ports and a full complement of audio and video inputs. Game Mode enhances dark areas, sharpens the picture, speeds up the image processing response and enhances the sounds of your games. With HDMi_CEC connection, peripheral devices such as DVD players can be controlled by your TV's remote control.

V-Chip system allows blocking of rated TV and movie programs determined by the parent to contain objectionable content. Together with the DNIe proprietary circuitry, Samsung's new plasma TV's give the most stunning realistic picture quality ever from a flat panel set.

Power save feature - Energy Star Compliant Game mode Silhouette editor (False Contour Reduction) Natural True Color with 18-bit color processing 10-watts per channel built-in audio amplifier SRS TruSurround XT Sound Powerful built-in amplifier to drive the integrated stereo speakers HDMI-CEC - allows you to control any HDMI peripheral on the HDMI network connected to the TV Ports - 3 HDMI High Definition Multimedia Interface (2 rear/1 side), 2 component connection, S-Video and composite connections, PC input, S-Video/composite connections and Headphone jack Compatible with Samsung Wall Mount Dimensions - 41.5 x 27.5 x 3.7 inch / 41.5 x 29.9 x 12.4 inches with stand Net Weight - 73.2 pounds

Samsung HPT4264 42" Plasma HDTV


Offering a rich feature set and exceptional quality for its price, Samsung HPT4264 42-inch 720p plasma TV uses the company's latest DNIe enhancement circuitry to deliver outstanding brightness, contrast, and image clarity. Use it for home theater and use it for your PC it's perfect for both.

In addition to a standard-broadcast NTSC tuner, it also features an integrated ATSC tuner that can capture over-the-air digital broadcasts from local network affiliates (the set will still require a set-top tuner for receiving non-terrestrial HD broadcasts from channels like HBO or Discovery). Other noteworthy features include a 60,000 hour panel life, Samsung's unique auto pixel-shifting technology to prevent burn-in, a gaming mode, cinema progressive film mode, and 3 HDMI connections. This model is also compatible with an Auto wall-mount Samsung will release this year that is controllable in 3-dimensions via the HTDV's own remote control.

Samsung currently offers two 42-inch 720p plasma models; this one and the lower priced Samsung HPT4264. this model is set apart from the HPT 4254 by its cosmetic design and by the inclusion of a USB 2.0 connection for playing photo files or MP3s. Both models offer the same high level of digital image processing, 15,000:1 contrast ratio, and HDMI connectivity.

The Samsung Digital Natural Image engine (DNIe) Video Enhancer refines all analog NTSC and wideband video inputs for an overall improvement in picture quality. DNIe improves contrast, white level, picture detail and incorporates digital noise reduction to improve lower quality video inputs. Thanks to the new 13-bit processing capability of DNIe, the Samsung HPT4264 can produce over 549 billion colors (compared to the one billion colors that TVs with 10-bit processing can produce.

Samsung HP-T5064

While Samsung seems to devote more marketing dollars and advertising hype to its line of flat-panel LCD TVs, the company also produces flat-panel plasmas. They might not look as appealing when turned off or when reduced to a spec sheet, but the HP-T64 series of Samsung plasmas, the company's second-highest-end line, definitely holds its own where it counts.

The 50-inch HP-T5064 is a great example, and in many ways its picture quality outclasses that of the Panasonic TH-50PX77U, its direct competition. It has similar black level performance and superior color accuracy compared to the Panasonic, but its glare-reducing screen isn't nearly as effective. Taken as a whole, however, the Samsung HP-T5064 is finally a worthy competitor against the Alpha-caliber Panasonics and Pioneers of the plasma dog pile.

The HP-T5064 doesn't have the same kind of sculpted, aggressively high-tech look as Samsung's LN-T65F series of LCDs. Instead the squared-off corners and flat planes of its glossy black frame create a more traditional, albeit perfectly handsome, appearance. The swath of frame below the screen opens up into a long horizontal slit at its bottom edge, from which the sound of the otherwise hidden speakers emerges.

Like most 50-inch plasmas, the Samsung HP-T5064 has a native resolution of 1,366x768, which is plenty to resolve every line of a 720p source. All sources, whether HDTV, DVD, standard-def TV or computers, are scaled to fit the pixels.

As we mentioned at the top, Samsung is touting the glare-reducing properties of its plasma screens this year. The main difference between the HP-T64 line and less-expensive HP-T54 line is that the 64 models, like this one, have better glare-reducing screens. For more on how the HP-T5064's screen stacks up against the competition, see the Performance section.

The HP-T5064 has nearly all of the numerous picture-adjusting features of the company's LCDs. It starts with three picture modes that are each independent for each input, allowing you to customize each source with three different groups of picture settings. Only Movie mode allows full adjustment, however, so we recommend using it for the most-demanding viewing conditions.

Samsung FPT5084 50" 1080p Plasma HDTV

Your favorite TV shows will never look better than they do on the Samsung FP-T5084 50" 1080p Plasma HDTV. This 50" Widescreen Plasma HDTV features full HD 1080p resolution and the innovative Ultra FilterBright anti-glare filter. Youll get impressive color and sharpness, with its 18-bit color processing and amazing 15,000:1 contrast ratio.

Built-in bottom speakers with SRS TruSurround XT system and 10-watt per channel audio amplifier hits you with full, powerful sound. The anti-burn technology prevents burned-in images from ruining your view. Comes with 2 rear & 1 side HDMI connections. ATSC/NTSC tuner with Clear QAM 10-watt surround sound speakers SRS TruSurround XT Surround Sound Connections - Component in (2), S-Video in (2), RGB 15-pin connector Powerful technology keeps your screen free of burned-in images Headphone jack 2 HDMI inputs USB connection Theater Game mode Consumer Electronic Control (HDMI-CEC) compliant Includes swivel stand Energy Star compliant Dimensions(HxWxD) - 36-1/10 x 50-4/5 x 12-3/5 Weight - 106.9 lbs.

Samsung HPT5054 50" Plasma HDTV

In a dark room or in broad daylight, the picture remains amazingly crisp and vibrant with the FilterBright anti-reflection technology in Samsung HP-T5054. In moonlit scenes, 15000:1 contrast ratio and 18-bit technology let you see shadowy details in natural, rich color.

Advanced Samsung plasma picture technology delivers sharper screen text and an innovative auto-pixel shift technology that eliminates picture Burn-in. Experience robust, 3-dimensional TruSurround XT Sound while connecting all your digital devices and peripherals with 3 HDMI ports and a full complement of audio and video inputs. Game Mode enhances dark areas, sharpens the picture, speeds up the image processing response and enhances the sounds of your games. With HDMI-CEC connection, periperal devices such as DVD player can be controlled by TV remote control.

V-Chip system allows blocking of rated TV and movie programs determined by the parent to contain objectionable content. Together with the DNIe proprietary circuitry, Samsung's new plasma TV's give the most stunning realistic picture quality ever from a flat panel set. Power save feature - Energy Star Compliant Game mode Silhouette editor (False Contour Reduction) Natural True Color with 18-bit color processing 10-watts per channel built-in audio amplifier SRS TruSurround XT Sound Powerful built-in amplifier to drive the integrated stereo speakers HDMI-CEC allows you to control any HDMI peripheral on the HDMI network connected to the TV Ports - 3 HDMI High Definition Multimedia Interface (2 rear/1 side), 2 component connection, S-Video and composite connections, PC input, S-Video/composite connections and Headphone jack Compatible with Samsung Wall Mount Dimensions - 48.5 x 31.1 x 3.7 inch / 48.5 x 33.4 x 12.4 inches with stand Net Weight - 97.0 pounds



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