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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 2009-08-15, 10:10 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone have Samsung 50" 1080p Plasma HDTV (PN50B530)

This is the TV I was thinking of getting.

Anyone have it and have any problems?
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 2009-08-15, 11:17 AM
 
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I have the same TV really happy with it. HD really good SD I find a little motion blur as I posted earlier asking for advise. Surprised to get this on a Plasma . The sound is terrible compared to my old Hitachi CRT. I find it puts off a lot of heat 110 F or better at most times so for a small room it can really heat things up.
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thanks, that doesn't sound good
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 2009-08-15, 03:03 PM
 
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Sound is terrible on most modern TVs - not much space for speakers.
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but is it terrible than most? I have no problems with the sound on my HP monitor
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I have the A550 (probably the same thing)

Speaker doesn't sound terrible but they are feeble. I still use them for OTA TV viewing only.

SD rendition is generally not that good and BAD if you need to use a stretch mode that zooms (like blowing up 'stamp' 16:9 SD content to fill the screen = terrible, no issue on my other plasma doing the exact same thing)

I am quite happy with mine for what I use it for.

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Update. I bought this TV
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 2009-08-18, 05:54 PM
 
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I found the 5 series 540 plasma priced as the 4 series 450(50 inch) at wal-mart today. They discovered the error at checkout but had to give it to me anyway. Just hooked it up, calibrating now. Looks awesome.
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What is your feedback??? I am looking at getting this model: Samsung pn50b540s3f series 5 540
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 2009-10-03, 07:56 PM
 
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I bought this TV and I am quite happy with it. I was just wondering about burn in though....I have shaw direct satellite and like listening to the music, and when I do so, the channel (837) is black but I can hear the music; Can I get burn in from a black screen?? thanks
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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 2009-10-03, 07:58 PM
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No you can't since a totally black screen doesn't age the phosphors at all. Here's the burn in FAQ for more information on the topic:

FAQ - Burn In & Break In.


The topic has been discussed to death in the following thread.

Burn-in: Discuss this issue here only


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Just grabbed one from FS in Stoney Creek. The sales guy dropped the price to $949 from $1200 as I got the calibration for 299.00. Also got the 4 year PSP for $200 and a bell HD reciever for $99 which will go upstairs with my 40" Sammy LCD

pretty good deal. They have to order it in so it will be a few days.
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I swapped my Samsung for a LG 50PS70. Looks to be a better set with more features. Future Shop could not get it together and get one ordered for me so I went LG
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I recently bought a PN50B540S3F, too. yermudder, how is your picture quality? My picture is not at all crisp on my PS3 or BellTV PVR, compared to a 42" Sony LCD.
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The optimization (or lack thereof) on the two TVs could have an impact - see the following thread on that topic:

FAQ - What You Need To Do To Your New HDTV

Also, a 50" TV is 40% larger than a 42" TV - a smaller TV always looks sharper at the same viewing distance, although many times people confuse "sharp/crisp" with accurate, which is often not the case if the TV is not properly optimized.

The following post may be useful - FAQs, Search Tips, Optimization, etc:

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