Product Type: Samsung 3D Plasma
Newest Review: ... is that his mates keep telling him that he should have waited as there are superior models on the market now however this might explain t... more
An expensive wall covering
Member Name: sympatic
Advantages: Good picture
Disadvantages: Would have preferred something smaller
I really really really did not want to end up with some hideously large TV covering up one wall in the lounge like a big black technical mirror that would dominate everything else in the house however the other half was determined to get one a few months back and in the end it almost felt like a 50 inch screen was a compromise on the sizes he was originally looking at, actually I think that I have been conned as the others were just a smokescreen to get what he wanted. The funny thing is that his mates keep telling him that he should have waited as there are superior models on the market now however this might explain the fact that at £599.99 he reckoned he had got a bit of a bargain.
The TV itself is wall mounted and certainly seemed pretty easy to set up as it did not take him and a friend long to have it mounted and also set up with the cable box and other attachments for his home cinema and boys toys gadgets, apparently it has a number of ports for setting these up. If you do not want to have it wall mounted it also does come with a stand.
The TV is HD enabled which gave him a reason to sign up for a HD package in time for the World Cup. It has a 50 inch screen and also has something called Filterbright technology which is emant to enhance the plasma screen picture quality.
Certainly I was amazed at the quality of the picture, it is sharp and the colours are really in your face they are so sharp and bright, how much this is down to the quality of the screen or the HD box I'm not sure but it certainly does knock the sock off our old TV or the newer one we have in the bedroom. Watching sport and movies is a much more enjoyable and highly visual experience now. We even rigged up the Wii and game play was also pretty impressive.
The sound quality is also pretty good as we checked it out before attaching the home cinema speakers and it is pretty good and certainly loud enough. The design of the TV is pretty sleek however it is a little thicker than some other plasma screens I have seen but it is easy to clean and also easy to operate with the remote control that is provided.
For the picture quality alone would say that this is a good purchase and a product I would recommend.
Summary: Not bad product.