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Samsung PN50C6500 Review – 50-inch Plasma HDTV

Originally Reviewed on December 23rd, 2010

Samsung PN50C6500 Review: 50” Plasma HDTV

Up for Review: Samsung PN50C6500 Plasma TV. If you’re searching for a smaller sized 3D SmartTV, this plasma model in Samsung’s 6500 line might be just what you’re looking for.

This set is so convenient because it lets you watch shows not originally intended as 3D programs, in 3D. You’ll need to still wear special glasses, of course. Adults can purchase the cool, motorcycle-like glasses or the studious-looking horn rimmed jobs. Kids might want the ones most suitable for them, with the blue rims. The cool thing about these 3D Active Glasses is that they synchronize with your Samsung PN50C6500 TV, so you can feel like you’re in a 3D movie whenever you darn well please. Granted, the programs that were made in 3D look a whole lot better than the ones with limited dimensions. Nevertheless, once you get used to watching so many movies in 3D, it’s hard to go back to watching TV the old way.

This SmartTV is perfect for those that have trouble breaking away from their computers or mobile devices for even a minute. That’s because you can download many of the same apps you might already have on your iTouch or iPhone. Do you like to stream movies? Well, just download the cool Netflix and/or Blockbuster app. If you’ve become accustomed to watching shows on www.hulu.com, you can now add a Hulu app to your TV set and watch those shows where they were intended to be seen – on a television. The YouTube video craze is blowing up everywhere, so why not watch these videos on a TV set? You can now with the YouTube app. There are also sports with ESPN’s Next Level, as well as music via Pandora. Lastly, you might want to update Twitter and Facebook through the set, which you may do with these two available apps. Yes, just as phones have become smart, as in smart phones, Samsung has done the same IQ raising with their televisions.

Samsung PN50C6500 Features and Specifications Review:


  • 50” display
  • 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • HyperReal Engine
  • Touch of Color
  • ConnectShare Movie
  • Natural True Color
  • Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse
  • Energystar 4.0
  • BD Wise

FilterBright antiglare is another laudable feature. It minimizes the glare that can be so annoying. The transitions from scene to scene are much smoother, due to a feature called 600Hz Subfield Motion.

On this set, dynamic contrast ratio is adjusted automatically. This is the set’s balance between brightness and darkness. It is particularly good when it comes to having vibrant colors, as well as the deep dark images, when appropriate. With The Real Black Filter, this feature helps overcome any external light that may be problematic. It helps for a consistent image, both in the day and in the night.

Let’s not forget about energy efficiency. Televisions have been under attack lately for the amount of energy many of them waste. But this Samsung line exceeds the Energy 4.0 by approximately over 26% of the minimum requirement. No, this won’t improve your picture quality. But it will lighten your carbon footprint, and may even lower your energy bill.

HDTVUniverse.com gives Samsung PN50C6500 4/5 stars!

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