Samsung PN51F4500 Specs
- Display Technology: PLASMA
- Resolution: 720p
- Display Size: 51 inches
- TV without stand (Width x Height x Depth): 46.7'' x 27.6'' x 2.2'', TV with stand (Width x Height x Depth): 46.7'' x 30.8'' x 9.3''
- Brand Name: Samsung
- 600Hz Refresh Rate: Best for general viewing, video games, action movies, and sports
- Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- 720p Plasma HDTV: Good picture quality
- Refresh Rate: 600 Hz
- Model: PN51F4500
Samsung PN51F4500Size: 51-Inch
Samsung PN51F4500 Customers Reviews
Samsung PN51F4500 HDTV ReviewsPicked this tv up after my 47" Philip's LCD display broke after less than 2 years. After that happened I kept my research for a replacement to the most reliable companies like LG, Vizio, and Samsung. The previous model for this Samsung has great reviews but I was always a bit sceptical being a Plasma and only 720p. I went around to Best Buy, WalMart, etc. to get a true feel for the displays of these tv's and honestly I was blown out of the water with how good the Plasma picture was compared to LCDs of the same size. This tv hands down beats the 1080p of my 47" Philip's and Samsung PN51F4500's not even close (maybe a blessing in disguise that Samsung PN51F4500 broke on me). So I was looking through the Best Buy ads for any March Madness deals and noticed that they had the newest model of this TV, now the 4500, and for the same price as the old one at $399.
My biggest recommendation for any new tv buyers, don't let the 720p turn you away from looking at a tv like this. The picture is fantastic! Also since we have an Appletv for Netflix and Hulu, this fit the bill and there was no need for a smart tv. I've also picked up a 4 year squaretrade warranty so I look forward to enjoying it for a long time.
Samsung PN51F4500 ReviewsI did all the research. Read pretty much the whole cnet site. Read the excellent wirecutter.com. Every single word written about tv's lately says plasmas have better picture quality, dollar for dollar. Every single review says at 42" the 720 resolution is fine.
So, ok, I decided I wanted a budget plasma, I don't need any 'smart' features, and don't think 3D is worth my time yet. The 2012 Samsung PN43E450 kept coming up as a good value. I also considered the Panasonic line, particularly the TC-P50U50. Also considered a low featured good value TV. Picture quality is my main concern. PN51F4500 is a TV after all.
So I set about finding the Samsung in stock locally so I could check PN51F4500 out. Went to BestBuy, Walmart, Sears, and Target. Yeah, I know, I am crazy. And I am a person that loathes big box stores. Anyway, I finally found myself at a BestBuy that had the old Samsung, the Panasonic, AND this one. This one made me nervous because there are simply zero reviews out there for it. So doing a little snooping about and I think this is simply just the 2013 version of the PN43E450.
So standing there in store with all these TV's blasting all around is a serious mind game. The plasmas look dull compared to the LED's, the 42" looks small compared to the 50's, and the 720 looks pixelated compare to the 1080p's. Look the salesmen say as they put their faces a foot from the screen, you can see the pixels on the 720 vs 1080. Stand back and the LEDs are glowing like beacons in the dark. How is one supposed to choose the cheap ass plasma over the other more expensive choices?
Finally, after agonizing over a stupid TV for way too long, my budget conscious brain won. Maybe the first time ever, but it did. I bought the cheap, dull, small one.
Holy Sh--! This TV is amazing! Set it up in my living room and it feels absolutely gigantic, the picture is gorgeous, and it is plenty bright enough. Yes, I know, the other TVs are bigger, better, and with more features. I will eventually get used to the size and will probably want bigger, and dropping $1000-$2000 will get me a super duper TV (hear me Apple?) but the point is, that this is simply an excellent TV when judged on its own merits. 400 bucks and you have got a damn good TV.