Samsung PN50C590 Review

 

Samsung PN50C590 Features Review

Model: Samsung PN50C590
Description: Full HD 1080p 50" Plasma HDTV
Date: Summer 2010

Samsung PN50C590 Review
A shot of the C590 with a Blu Ray Test Disc in HD a detailed image from Fantastic Four.

The Samsung C590 series plasma TV contains the same features as the C550 series except that it has a gray touch of color bezel framing and a headphone output jack. This is a fairly simple straightforward model without many extra features. It does have Anynet+, a LAN connection, and the Clear Voice audio feature. See the full review of the PN50C550 here.

Strengths

  • Audio Volume
  • HD Picture Depth
  • Dark Shadow Detail
  • Good Color Rendition
  • Value/Price

Weaknesses

  • Audio Dialog Quality
  • Standard Definition Processing Artifacts
  • Standard Definition Soft Edges, Not Crisp
  • HD Picture Edges still soft
  • Screen Glare
  • No Internet Options
  • Samsung PN50C590 Review
    Shot from standard Definition DVD The Truman Show. Notice edges are a little soft.

    The Samsung PN50C590 costs around $999 at many reputable online dealers. This is obviously a value play, omitting many of the newest features. It offers a good picture quality with HD content though a bit soft and grainy with standard definition programming. Competition comes from the Panasonic TC-P50S2, the Panasonic TC-P50U2, and the LG 50PK550.

    Rating scale from 70 (denoting poorest quality) to 100 (signifying the very best quality). Picture quality is double-weighted in the Overall Rating Score calculation.

    Samsung PN50C590 Specifications



     



    Review Equipment Used: Sony Blu Ray BDP-S1 High Definition DVD player, Sony DVP-S50 DVD player (480i), Digital Broadcast Television, Sencore Color Pro 5000, Sencore Auto Cal Pro TWC6500, Sencore signal generator.

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