Today, flat screen HDTV can be categorized into three different main technologies: Plasma, LED, and LCD. The first version of this flat screen technology is Plasma TV, and it is still used by many customers around the world. Recently, a well known manufacturer, Samsung, released its PN50B560 50-Inch 1080p Plasma HDTV. At a whopping size of 50-Inch, it is great for any home theater. Coming in a piano black finish, it definitely looks slick and elegant. The experience of watching high definition movies on this Plasma HDTV is simply mesmerizing as Samsung really did some research to great lengths to be able to produce this HDTV.

It seems that most of the problems clouding the Plasma TV have been taken care of by Samsung. Jerky motions produced by old plasma HDTVs are now gone as the manufacturer embedded 10 subfields in each frame. Most LCD TVs produce a frame rate of at least 60Hz but due to the 10 subfields produced by the PN50B560, the frame rate of this plasma HDTV is tenfold. The deep black produced by this plasma HDTV is simply gorgeous as it is almost pitch black. It really does bring out the best while watching movies such as one with a horror genre, where darkness plays an important role.

In addition to that, it is fully capable to play movies at its full resolution of 1920×1080. With that being said, the picture clarity produced by this set is as comparable with those that might cost a little bit more. The plasma HDTV consists of 4 HDMI ports on which 3 at its back and one at its side. In addition to that, there are also 3 component ports as well as a PC Input in case utilization of this plasma TV as a monitor is needed.

Like most flat screen TV, the speaker is just enough for casual viewing. Those that demand home theater like surround sound may not find it on this plasma HDTV and most probably not in most either. An investment on a good home theater might be a viable solution to this.

Plasma HDTVs have also been attacked due to its image retention and break in problem. However, with the PN50B560, a black and white scrolling screen is built in to it. A workable solution would be to set it to sleep after 15 to 30 minutes while running this. Like most HDTVs, this one complies with the Energy Star standard thus reducing the amount of energy consumed by this unit.

In conclusion, the Samsung PN50B560 50-Inch 1080p Plasma HDTV is definitely a steal as it offers a bigger screen at a price tag of slightly above $1000. There are also various sources which may be selling the HDTV at a price of less than $1000 so be sure to check through various places before buying them. At this price tag, it is definitely worth the purchase as an LCD TV with similar size may cost at least a few hundred dollars more. Before making buying decision of any TV, you better check out this plasma HDTV. You’ll get what you pay for.

Experience Samsung PN50B560 Plasma HDTV in full 1080p performance that is easy on the environment and easy on your wallet. You can get more information about other Samsung plasma hdtv from this website : Get HDTV Reviews.


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Touch Screen Lcd Monitor Some Tips

At first i thought the order got mixed up because the screen looks a lot larger than it really is due to the sleek low profile design. The speakers are the only draw back. they are in the back so if there is no wall behind the monitor the sound goes away from you instead of towards you. I have other speakers as well so it does not matter too much. Great monitor over all! PS i also like the little parrots on the top left corner. Its an Excellent monitor and I don’t think you could find a lower price. I’m very pleased with this monitor and I think you would be too.
I was surprised at the quality of this monitor. I own many monitors, from Samsung, to HP to Gateway. And this monitor is better than all of them. And I don’t just mean because of the high-resolution.Touch Screen LCD Monitor The brightness and contrast are great. I was a little hesitant to order because of the brand name. But ViewSonic has really made a great monitor. It does lack an HDMI port. Something that does seem to be a given on modern monitors nowadays. But I knew that when I bought it. The thin bezel will make it great for ATI Eyefinity too! Overall, a great buy.
Understanding LCD Display Dead Pixels A liquid crystal display (LCD) is a thin, electronic flat panel used to display information and images. It includes monitors for computers, televisions, instrument panels, and other devices ranging from aircraft cockpit displays, to every-day consumer devices such as video players, gaming devices, clocks, watches, calculators, and telephones. LCDs are simply everywhere now. Its major features and benefits are: lightweight construction (compared to Plasma displays); portability (in the case of smaller displays); the ability to be produced in much larger screen sizes than were practical for older Tube (CRT) displays; and perhaps most important, its much lower power consumption. Technically, an LCD display is an “electronically-modulated optical device” made up of any number of tiny pixels filled with liquid crystals and arrayed in front of a light source (backlight) or reflector to produce images in color. The earliest discoveries leading to the development of LCD technology date from 1888. Today, tube CRT displays are almost a thing of the past! Unfortunately, from time to time, a new LCD TV or Monitor will have a problem pixel. This is where the physical crystal actually is stuck or frozen in place. However, don’t panic, since these can frequently be fixed. To solve a problem pixel, it is recommended to let the display fully warm up (leave on for at least a full day) – this alone can fix many problems, as the display expands due to warming and can free the pixel. Always try this before calling for help. Next, call the manufacturer’s technical support for other techniques that they might recommend – each manufacturer may have different solutions for their products. There are also other techniques that you might try, but always be careful not to damage your display, as this might void your warranty.
LCD Problem Pixel Policy In the event that warranty service or an exchange is required, it is important to understand that every manufacturer has their own dead pixel policies, and that they should be contacted about solutions before requesting any exchange. We want you to experience the best possible image on your LCD, so typically, 7″ Touch Screen LCD Monitor an LCD TV or Monitor with 5 hot, dead, or stuck pixels would qualify for an exchange within the first 30 days of ownership after support efforts have been exhausted. See the product warranty below for more information.
Few PC users have ever experienced the huge productivity boost that comes from using multiple monitors on the same PC. Ironically, many of today’s PC have the capability already installed, and Windows (since 2000) natively supports dual monitors. Configuring dual monitors is so easy: just use the second video port (if there are two separate ports installed), or add a second video card or better yet, a video card that has dual DVI ports. Then plug in your second monitor, change a couple of simple Windows settings, and you have double the Windows Desktop. This lets you have your spreadsheet and email visible at the same time, or PowerPoint and Photoshop. The combinations are endless. And since most of the overhead is handled by the video card, there is little significant impact (if any) on system performance. Dual Monitors is one of the simplest, yet most amazing productivity boosters you can add to your PC! Optionally, you can use a dual monitor stand and recover your workspace in the process!

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Samsung UN55C7000 55-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LED HDTV

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Samsung UN55C7000 55-Inch 1080p 240 Hz 3D LED HDTV (Black)
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Samsung LED HDTVs combine breakthrough picture quality and advanced connectivity options that will keep you entertained 24/7. This UN55C7000 LED HDTV also makes it easy to be green, and will save you some green, by being ENERGY STAR compliant.

Technical Details

- Mega Dynamic Contrast 
- 4 HDMI (ver 1.4), HDMI-CEC 
- Component & PC input 
- 2 ConnectShare Movie 
- BD Wise

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“3d Experience with Avatar the game. ???” 2010-05-31
By Brian A. Morgan (Atlanta, GA United States)
My Samsung UN55C7000 arrived in great condition despite it being listed as “used with small cosmetic damage.” I couldn’t find any scuff, crack or anything. After finding out that Avatar for PS3 was already made with optional stereoscopic 3d, I had to get my hands on a 3d tv to try this feature out. I also purchased a hdmi 1.4 cable and the rechargable samsung glasses(extremely light and comfortable, 30 hour battery life). I booted up my ps3 and reconfigured my display settings (for some reason, i could only output in 720p???) and started up the game and went into the menu display settings changing it to the side-by-side (sensio) 3d display and did the same with the tv and alas, the menu was displayed in 3d. You are able to configure how much “pop” effect you want out of your 3d from the game menu and the tv menu. I’ve played about 10 hours of the game and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. You can immediately see the depth of the game from the jump, but it’s not until you get further into the game where you are standing on what seems like 300 ft ledges to realize the effect that depth perception can have. Eyestrain wasn’t that big of a problem for me(wore glasses for 12 years and contacts for the last 12). Initially, your eyes may take 5-10 minutes adjusting to what your seeing, but the more time that went by, the more comfortable my eyes seemed to become. Overally, from a gaming standpoint, I can’t wait for the 3d games coming in the future. 

As far as the issues I read about in other reviews, this “escaping light” issue was non existent for me when watching movies on my ps3. I still can’t figure out what that reviewer is seeing. The picture is rich and the blacks are amazing(almost as if the tv was off). I enjoyed the remote as well. While the buttons don’t “pop” out, they are optionally backlit and do have brail-like surfaces that while allow you to familiarize yourself with them in time. I wish I could give this tv a 4.8(still confused about the 720 display on my ps3, but does it really make a difference??? probably not) so I’ll just settle for a 5. 

“Best Purchase I Ever made” 2010-05-29
By Manampathy Giridharan (Cincinnati, OH)
I am very happy with this TV. Before buying this, I was concerned about the negative comments regarding edge light leak. After using this TV for more than 3 weeks under different lighting conditions, I can say that I have not noticed it and it was completely overblown. I am very happy with both the picture and sound quality. I have not used the 3-D features yet, but I consider that as a bonus and I will use it when it becomes affordable and the technology matures. The internet TV is convenient for watching movies. I updated the firmware soon after I connected the TV and that process was pretty straightforward. The TV is very light and the connections are easy to make. I had little trouble mounting the TV on the stand, but figured that doing it in a horizontal position was a lot easier. Overall, this is a great TV and I would strongly recommend it.

“Samsung UN55C7000 Review from LCD TV Buying Guide” 2010-05-26
By LCDTVBuyingGuide (Atlanta, GA)
HIGHLIGHTS 
Strengths 

Aesthetics – 1.2″ depth with 1″ bezel. Great looking TV. 
New Swivel quadrapod stand 
Good deep black levels – Avg. to good contrast. 
Excellent color saturation 
Optional 240/120Hz feature for sports programming 
Great connectivity options for such a thin TV 
3-D Enabled for future programming 

Weaknesses 

Proprietary Wifi Internet TV Network 
240Hz feature with Film based content (turn off feature) 
Price 
Difficult ISF calibration 
At times over saturation of colors 
Slightly Weak Volume/Audio output 
Blue tone inconsistency across gray scales 

HD 1080p Picture Quality: There is nothing subdued about this LED TV, from its super thin good looks to its super saturated colors. Blacks are rich and deep and colors vibrant if not over powering at times. Some dark shadow detail is lost and and subtle color notes forgotten. But it’s a colorful picture many will relish. Read our extended picture notes below. 

Black Level/Contrast: With color information both light and dark appearing so deeply saturated, contrast effect is excellent. Blacks appear inky and sometimes lose dark shadow detail. White light sometimes is distractingly too bright. Contrast appears more intense on the screen than the average of 191:1 post calibration ANSI checkerboard pattern contrast that we measured – probably due to the effects of the LED backlighting and saturated colors. 

Dark Shadow Detail: As a result of the super saturated blacks, shadow detail can get lost in some scenes. In others, it was fine. 

Color Rendition/Color Accuracy: Color saturation is a strength of these new LED backlit Samsung LCDs. Colors are super vibrant even if on the unrealistic side at times. It’s what our society (maybe not so much purists) likes these days. On rare occasions there is some over saturation within blacks. 

Motion Lag: The UN55C7000 did a good job eliminating motion lag and judder with the 240Hz feature turned on. However, turning the Automotion Plus feature off does introduce some side to side judder (jerkiness). Neverthless, we recommend this action for especially film based DVDs and movies on broadcast TV. 

480i DVD and Broadcast Viewing: For any film or broadcast TV non-sports based material start by turning off the 120Hz/240Hz rate feature as follows: Click Menu/picture/Scroll down to Picture Options/Press enter/Scroll down to AutoMotionPlus 240Hz/Press Enter/Scroll or press to Off position. It is important to turn this feature off (see more on this feature under features section below). 

Calibration Settings: Calibrating white balance was somewhat difficult on this TV. Blue tones continue to lack consistency in these edge lit Samsung LEDs, To dial in close to D6500 follow the following picture settings: Click here for extended notes and technical information regarding calibration. 

Picture Settings 
Picture Mode: Movie 
Color Temp: Warm 2 
Brightness: 44 
Contrast: 93 
Color: 43 
Tint: G47/R53 
Sharpness: 10 
Backlight: 7 
Picture Settings 
Black Tone: Off 
Dynamic Contrast: Off 
Gamma: 0 
Flesh Tone: Off 
Edge Enhancement: Off 
Digital NR: Auto 
HDMI Black Level: Low 
Film Mode: Auto 1 
Color Filter: Off 

3-D Content Viewing Note: At CES 2010 we had our first chance to see this TV in action with 3-D content from DirecTV. There was notable eye strain as scenes changed. I found myself blinking a lot and started to get a headache fairly rapidly as my eyes tried to focus and refocus. It was not a smooth viewing experience. The upside to this is that I believe the tired eye experience was primarily due to the content from DirecTV and not the fault of the TV. I believe the content was rapidly patched together for the show and not likely typical of future 3-D content. 

Aesthetic Considerations: The 55C7000 comes with a 15 to 20 degree swivel quadrapod (our word) table top stand. The stand is heavy, sturdy and gives and expensive quality with its gloss chrome metallic finish. The new 4 legged stand is a gutsy move and I like it. There are accompanying screws to further secure the stand to the TV. The super thin 1.2″ screen depth is accompanied by an improved 1″ bezel frame surrounding the screen. This is an improvement of an inch over last years model. The bezel frame itself comes in a new Touch of Color called Mystic Earth but which is a charcoal gray color. The frame really appears gloss black/charcoal gray. 

Remote Control/Menu Funtionality: The backlit push button remote control for the 55C7000 is simple, basic and straightforward without the flash of the highest end Samsung models. This standard remote control contains a discrete button called P. Size for changing the video aspect ratio. The overlaid Menu system is very attractively laid out and thorough, but slow and cumbersome to navigate. 

Audio Output: Sound volume levels seem weak from the 15W X 15W built in speakers. We can understand the challenges for speaker placement in a 1.2″ deep TV. For a majority of programming changing the mode to movie, and utilizing the Clear Voice feature will help a lot to improve voice tone in DVD and broadcast material. SRS TruSurround is a useful feature for HD content but it doesnt help voice tone. Overall, audio delivery from the UN55C7000 was slightly better than last years model, which was not impressive. 

Features: The Samsung UN55C7000 is loaded with extra features, some surprising, others more useful. AutoMotionPlus “240Hz” Refresh Rate: This is a true 240Hz with greatly reduces motion lag and judder in sports programming. But that’s the only format for which we recommend it. Media Play: Use this feature connected through USB to keep picture and video files. Clear Voice, SRS and Movie sound options are listed above under Audio Output. We mention the new 3-D ready feature under the PQ section above. Click here for an overview of all the new features on this TV. 

Internet Connectivity: The 55C7000 series expands the list of potential Internet partners with Blockbuster, USA Today, Netflix, VUDU on Demand, as well as the previously offered Yahoo news, Flikr, witter, Yahoo Finance, Yahoo Video. These options are nice improvements from last years package and make it more viable.. Response time is still a little slow when clicking on the various options. This feature is wireless with an optional accesssory. 

For the full review see LCD TV Buying Guide

“What’s not to like?” 2010-05-22
By J. Bilik
Picture quality is excellent, the 3D technology has a way to go! I like the fact that you have so many inputs avaliable. It’s a no brainer to set up the TV as an entertainment piece as well as a computer monitor, using wireless keyboard or mouse, it works well with control4’s new home automation system. I haven’t found any drawback to this set!

“I am no expert but” 2010-05-19
By GRP (Hinesburg,Vt USA)
This the best tv I have owned in every way but the sound system. At times I have had the sound at full volume to hear programs and movies when they are talking at a normal level. I ordered a home theater sound system(onkyo HT S5300 7.1) and am waiting for its arrival. The 3D is very good and the glasses,eventually,are not even that noticeable on your face as I have got up and walked away and did not immediately notice I had them on. I also wear regular glasses and they fit right over them with no problem. I have not noticed any edge lighting as others have seen. I highly recommend this item.

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