Among the top contenders of the coveted, ‘2012 plasma TV space’ is Samsung’s PN60E6500 3D plasma TV that belongs to the Samsung PN60E6500 series. It is a 60-inch television set which weight around 65 pounds. It comes with TV stand (and stand hardware), a remote control, two batteries for the remote control, and user’s manuals. If you want it buy it, it will cost you prices that range from $1597.99 to $1599.99 in the leading stores such as, Crutchfield.com, Dell Home, Amazon.com, and Buydig.com
Design and Features of the Samsung E6500 series
This Samsung 6500 series has a bezel design, which is much similar to the one of Panasonic ST50. In fact, you can easily confuse the two especially the acrylic surround that is clear. One thing that makes the Samsung PN60E6500 3D plasma TV outstanding is the ‘Real Black Pro technology’, which improves the TVs black levels, though appears inky when it is in a very bright room.
Furthermore, the Samsung PN60E6500 3D plasma TV comes with anti-glare features on its panel glass and a Smart Hub, which has a Wi-Fi internet browser that will allow you access some of the popular apps including the Samsung Smart TV apps. It also has a 3D shutter and two pairs of 3D glasses, all active. The TV also offers conversion from 2D to 3D and advanced options for calibration.
Other features of this TV include a wireless touchpad remote control, camera, microphone, controls for voice and gesture, Skype Integration, an Option for QWERTY keyboard, and 3 HDMI input ports that are installed together with two USB ports.
Performance of the Samsung PNE6000 Series
Looking at the performance of Samsung PNE6500 Series, these TVs can boast of the best black levels that the world of plasma TV has experienced and you cannot see a difference between this TV and the Panasonic ST50 using your naked eyes. It is much better than what the Samsung D8000 series, which was released last year, had.
Looking at the TV’s brightness and whiteness, you will be able to get vivid white levels and extremely good brightness. The TV comes with contrast and cell light settings that can be used to get the whiteness you need while you keep black levels at their best. To mitigate screen reflection, the Samsung E6500 comes with an anti-reflective coating. This coating also helps it give a shadowy image in a situation where bright light is entering into your room.
With minimal calibration, you will be able to achieve exceptional color accuracy and it does not present the blurring challenges that most LCD TVs have when you look at its motion performance.
If you are used to four HDMI inputs, the TV has only three and it is easy to use since there has been much improvement on the previous year’s Samsung Smart Hub. Although the Samsungs proprietary applications are still more emphasized, you can be able to access some admired apps such as CinemaNow, Hulu, Pandora, and so on. Accessing the Smart Hub has also been made simple since it can be accessed by a centrally placed hotkey on the remote that takes you directly to the interface for apps.
The 3D performance of this TV is at par with most of the top-tier televisions and it will serve you well if you love active 3D, especially with the light glasses that are included. You will find them very comfortable.
The Samsung E6500 Series are some of the best plasma TVs you can buy if you are looking for a highly performing television. Although its close competitor, Panasonic ST50 has an edge in brightly lighted environments, its favorable price makes it the Ideal TV to buy.