Samsung’s PN60E6500 3D plasma TV has been listed as one of the top contenders of the plasma TV space for the year 2012. Weighing in at 65 pounds, Samsung’s PN60E6500 is a 61” television, which comes with its stand, remote control, batteries and its user manual. It retails at a price of between $1597.99 – $1599.99 in leading outlets and stores such as Dell Home, Crutchfield.com and Amazon.com.
PN60E6500 Features and Design
The TV comes with the Panasonic ST50 bezel design and you can confuse them if you looked at the very clear acrylic surround. Furthermore, the TV’s panel glass has anti-glares, which lessens the effects on your eye when you watch it.
To access popular applications, it has a Smart Hub that comes with a WIFI browser you can use to connect to the Internet. There has been much improvement on the Smart Hub, compared to last year’s release but Samsung’s apps are still more emphasized. With the Smart Hub, you can access Hulu, Pandora, CinemaNow and other apps that everyone loves. Finally, access to the Smart Hub has been made much easier, especially with the inclusion a hot key that is placed centrally on its remote. It takes you to the app interface when you hit it. You are going to enjoy the active 3D glasses and shutter. You can also covert 2D to 3D as well.
Other features you will enjoy include Skype integration, gesture and vocal controls, microphone, remote control with a touchpad (wireless), the QWERTY keyboard, two USB and three HDMI (and not the normal four HDMI) ports.
Going to the performance of this TV, it can achieve one of the best black levels currently in plasma TV world using its ‘Real Black Pro technology’. However, it appears a little inky when you are in an extremely bright room. Using your naked eyes, you cannot differentiate the black levels achieved when compared to its close rival, the Panasonic ST50 and it is better than last year’s Samsung D8000 series.
Another great feature Samsung’s PN60E6500 3D plasma TV has is its whiteness and brightness. Vivid levels of whiteness and brightness are achieved well, and the TV comes with cell light and contrast settings, which can be used in getting the level of whiteness you require, without affecting its black levels. Since screen reflection is always a big problem in most plasma TV’s, Samsung’s has been fitted with a coating that does not reflect (anti-reflective). This gives an image that is shadowy if you are in place where much light is entering.
In addition, Samsung’s PN60E6500 TV requires little calibration to achieve very accurate colors and it overcomes the blurring effect that is a big challenge that LCD TVs have, especially if you assessed the TV’s motion performance.
Compared with other 2012 model plasma TVs, this Samsung plasma is worthwhile especially if you want to enjoy the 3D feature using glasses that come with the TV. We found the glasses to be effective and rather comfortable as well.
Considering its price, features and performance, Samsung’s PN60E6500 3D plasma TV is one of the best TV’s you can buy for the year 2012 and it is truly one of the main contenders of the year.