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Samsung - 51" Class (50-3/4" Diag.) - Plasma - 720p - 600Hz - HDTV

This Samsung 51" plasma HDTV features Wide Color Enhancer Plus technology and 720p resolution for clear, detailed images. Two 10W speakers with Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby Pulse decoders provide a lush soundscape.
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How much does this TV weigh? I want to make sure it fits my TV stand.

3 years, 11 months ago
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I think it is about 49 lbs.
3 years, 10 months ago
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The PN51E450 weighs:

TV without stand weight: 43.2 lbs
TV with stand weight: 45.9 lbs

-MrSamsung
3 years, 11 months ago
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best settings

Can someone tell me whats the best settings to put the tv on? I heard you shouldnt put contrast up high. I just don't know which settings are best? Thanks in advance
3 years, 10 months ago
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There is a setting called dynamic. Looks excellent to me
3 years, 9 months ago
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Although the Samsung TVs offer a variety of calibration options (Brightness, Color, Tint, ETC. ), unfortunately Samsung cannot suggest any specific calibration numbers since every calibration has to be done based on the preferences of the customer performing the low level calibration.
Perhaps other users on this forum may be able to better help you out.

-MrSamsung
3 years, 10 months ago
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Does this TV have a PC input?

3 years, 10 months ago
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yes
3 years, 9 months ago
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There are two ways to connect your PC or Mac to your Samsung TV for monitor functionality: HDMI to HDMI or HDMI to VGA/DVI/Displayport.
That said, the Samsung TVs do not offer wireless or networked monitor capabilities.
Please note, in the computer's operating system, you will need to set the display settings to either clone or extended view and set the computer’s resolution to match that of the maximum resolution of the TV in order to view your computer’s desktop on the TV.

If your computer offers HDMI out, I would highly suggest using this connection, since it is a basic plug-n-play connection (meaning almost no adjustment is needed on the TV or PC).

HDMI to VGA/DVI/Displayport is almost the same as straight HDMI, but in this case, you will want to connect the DVI end of the cable to the computer (if available) and the HDMI into the TV. This is also considered a plug-n-play connection.

Unless otherwise specified by your computer manufacturer, you will need to connect the computer's audio to the TV with a separate cable (3.5mm jack cable from the PC’s audio output to the TV’s DVI/HDMI Audio input), since most computers do not support audio over HDMI, VGA or DVI.

Thank you for the opportunity to assist you,

-MrSamsung
3 years, 10 months ago
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what are the width and height dimensions?

what are the width and height dimensions?
3 years, 9 months ago
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46.75" wide 27" tall (from memory) without the stand
3 years, 9 months ago
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The dimensions of the PN51E450 are:

TV without stand: 46.8" x 27.8" x 2.2"
TV with stand: 46.8" x 29.9" x 10.3"

-MrSamsung
3 years, 9 months ago
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can you use netflix with this tv

3 years, 9 months ago
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You cannot. This isn't a smart TV.
3 years, 9 months ago
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Its not internet capable, so you would need to get to netflix using your computer or DVD player (assuming it has internet capablities). But theTV by itself, no it can't connect to netflix.
3 years, 9 months ago
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which is better for picture quality, LCD, LED, or Plasma?

3 years, 7 months ago
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The Basics: What's the Difference Between LCD, LED, and Plasma?
The three technologies are vastly different, particularly with respect to how each screen is lit. In plasma HDTVs, the phosphors that create the image on the screen light up themselves, and don't require backlighting. For LCD HDTVs, however, the liquid crystal screen does not illuminate, requiring a separate light source. That's where the difference between "regular" LCD screens (also known as CCFL-backlit LCD) and LED-backlit LCD screens (also known as LED-LCD, or just LED screens) come in. Traditional LCD HDTVs use cold cathode fluorescent lights (CCFLs) to illuminate the screen. CCFLs are similar to the fluorescent lights you might see in some lamps and overhead light fixtures. They use a charged gas to produce light. LED screens, like their name implies, use light emitting diodes (LEDs) to illuminate the display. LED backlighting has become much more common in the last few years, and CCFLs are now generally only seen on budget HDTVs.

Several factors can be influenced by the type of HDTV display you choose. Among them, the most prominent are screen thickness, brightness, darkness, energy efficiency, and price. Ideally, you want an HDTV that's affordable, paper-thin, can get face-of-the-sun-bright and black-hole-dark, and consumes less than a watt. That's currently impossible, but LED-backlit LCD HDTVs can come closer than the other two technologies.

For this advantage, LED HDTVs command a premium; for all major HDTV manufacturers, LED-backlit HDTVs typically cost more than CCFL-backlit HDTVs of the same size. However, LED HDTVs have become standard for both midrange and high-end models, as CCFL screens have been relegated to the budget category. Generally, plasmas tend to be less expensive than LEDs but slightly more than CCFL-backlit HDTVs. That savings means the screen will be thicker and more power-hungry, though, even if it does tend to offer as good a picture as an LED-backlit HDTV
Now after all that here is what we do for our company. If the room has a lot of light plasma is out, just does not work well with a bright room. LED is great for a brighter room, but you will pay a little more for that.
Hopefully this will help you out with your decision.
3 years, 6 months ago
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Although picking which one is better is a matter of personal preference, I can provide you with some information that should help with the decision making process.

Plasma, LCD and LED TVs provide an excellent HD picture, offer stunning arrays of colors, and of course, Samsung’s exclusive technologies which allow you to get the most out of either panel.

LCD traditionally uses a CCFL (Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp) backlighting system that runs across the rear internal portion of the unit to illuminate the LCD panel from behind.

Samsung’s LED Televisions use an LCD panel that is back-lit or edge-lit by LEDs. LED TVs usually enjoy the highest energy efficiency while producing very high contrast ratios and smooth motion from a slim design.

Plasma Televisions operate using a combination of gas and glass to illuminate the individual pixels, or light sections, within the screen. Plasma panels allow for an expanded viewing angle over LCD, and has a response time as fast as .001ms. All of the Samsung Plasma units have a feature called Screen Burn Protection, which helps reduce the effects of static images and provide a quality image for the life of the panel.

Both Conventional LCD and LED Televisions offer a great picture without image-retention and smooth image motion using the Auto Motion Plus processing, with the LED TVs offering better energy efficiency and a slimmer design. Plasma Televisions offer faster response times, as well as appeals to customers replacing a tube television with a glass screen they are familiar and comfortable with. And, due to advances in technology, both plasma and LCD panels can work well even in the brightest rooms.

-MrSamsung
3 years, 7 months ago
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Digital audio output specs for the E450

Does this TV output 5.1 -channel digital signals? What exactly does it output? I'll need to buy a "Digital Optical Coax-to-Analog Stereo RCA Audio Converter Adapter" to connect this TV to our existing stereo speakers, which only have RCA connections. And I want to make sure that such a device will work to make that connection. Is there a specific adapter that would work well for this purpose? Thanks much.
3 years, 7 months ago
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Robert
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No speaker outputs exist. This is a monitor.
3 years, 5 months ago
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The E450 will offer one optical audio output. When the TV is receiving a coaxial signal, the TV will have the ability to send 5.1 CH sound to the home theater receiver through the Optical output. However, when the source is a digital component connected to the TV via HDMI, only 2 CH audio will be output from all of the TV’s audio output. If you want to hear 5.1 CH audio, please connect the digital audio out jack from your device directly to an amplifier or home theater.

-MrSamsung
3 years, 7 months ago
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Does this TV have RF input for cable TV or antenna?

4 years, 3 months ago
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Yes it does.
4 years, 3 months ago
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All current generation Samsung TVs are digital cable and Antenna ready. All of our TVs include a coax ATSC/QAM tuner that handles digital and analogue broadcast signals as well. No external boxes or equipment needed to view your basic cable. An antenna is required for over the air broadcasts. Premium service may require additional equipment and fees. Please contact your service provider for details.

-MrSamsung
4 years, 3 months ago
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How does the picture quality hold up in a brightly lit room?

My den has several windows, resulting in a bright interior. My old TV..(very old...Sony Trinitron) screen is almost invisible on a brigjht day. Will this Samsung do better?
4 years, 2 months ago
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ron
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If you have the TV high enough up in the room, (wall mount or on top of a tall stand) You won't get much glare. But if it's lower you will.
4 years, 2 months ago
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Although there will be some room reflectivity on the PN51E450's panel (since it offers a glass panel), you should still be able to view the TV in a bright room with little issue thanks to the TVs superb brightness.

-MrSamsung
4 years, 2 months ago
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Available in silver/gray color?

4 years, 2 months ago
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Unfortunatly no. The color of the TV frame isn't really considered important on a TV this well priced.
4 years, 2 months ago
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I'm sorry for the confusion, but none of the Samsung TVs will be offered in alternate colors. The color that is listed for the specific model (in this case black for the PN51E450) will be the only color the TVs will come in.

-MrSamsung
4 years, 2 months ago
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