Samsung PN51E450 Review
51" 720p Plasma HDTV
By Robert Wiley
The E450 is the budet price line of Samsung plasmas, it has few of the features found in higher tier models but the 720p plasma panel does have the Real Black Filter that was found in top tier 2011 models. This is a pretty significant upgrade for a budget line of televisions. The PN51E450 is not 3D nor does it have any online connectivity features.
Much of the programming available on cable and satellite is still 720p so when watching this sort of programming you won't be missing out on any detail from down scaling. With Blu Rays and other 1080p programming the TV will have to downscale the signal from 1080p to 720p. Since it is a plasma the E450 does have good contrast and color and excellent side angle viewing.
Black Level and Contrast
With the addition of the Real Black Filter the contrast and black levels in the E450 are much improved over the D450 that it replaces. Inky blacks accentuate the colors without overpowering detail in dark and low lit scenes. For a budget priced model the contrast performance on the E450 is impressive.
As we have come to expect with Samsung plasma panels the PN51E450 does a good job with color rendition, colors are rich and realistic, especially flesh tones.
The panel on the PN51E450 is surrounded by a 1" wide gloss black plastic bezel. It won't blow you away with its appearance but it is still a good looking television. The E450 is about 2 3/4 inches in depth.
- 720p HD
- Real Black Filter
- Value Pricing
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