Samsung PN58C590 Review


Model: Samsung PN58C590
Description: Full HD 1080p 58" Plasma HDTV
Date: Summer 2010

Samsung PN58C590 Review
A shot of the C590 with a Blu Ray Test Disc in HD a clean clear image from Spiderman.

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.


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


  • Audio Dialog Quality
  • Standard Definition Processing Artifacts
  • Standard Definition Soft Edges, Not Crisp
  • HD Picture Edges still soft
  • Screen Glare
  • No Internet Options
  • Samsung PN58C590 Review
    From a standard definition DVD, Eastwood in A Fist Full of Dollars. Notice blacks are slightly hazy.

    The Samsung PN58C590 costs around $1500 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-P58S2 and the LG 60PK550.

    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 PN58C590 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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