Originally Posted by syrio
Hey guys, just joined to ask an opinion on a TV I'm thinking about buying. I was in Walmart today and noticed this TV on sale for a little under $400.
PN43E450 43 inch, 720 plasma samsung. Seen here: http://www.samsung.com/us/video/tvs/PN43E450A1FXZA
and here http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-PN43E450-43-Inch-Plasma-Black/dp/B0076LXHII
Now, I know it's not some powerhouse, and I had no intentions of buying a TV till I saw this one. But is it a good budget TV? I'd just like some general opinions. Most places I've checked have it for around $480, but Walmart has it on sale for like $395. Is this about the best TV I can get for that amount of money? Thanks.
YES it's a Fantastic TV!
Amazing picture quality with dark blacks and good sound.
It's a shame the default picture Mode is 'Standard' as the
the picture is very dim and that will scare off buyers in the store.
Standard mode is so dim I thought somthing was wrong with the set!
Set picture Mode to 'Movie' and your good to go.
Sharpness looks too soft at 0 so I go with 5 to 7.
The so called Sharpness is really just a contrast control.
Keep the Cell Light at 20 and simply adjust the Brightness and Contrast.
This works for me.
In daytime = 50 to 55
In evening = 40 to 50
In the dark = 27 to 35
Contrast no lower than 88 even in the dark.
Mode - Movie
Cell Light 20
Brightness 50 (average
R/G Tint 50/50
Color Space - Native
Gamma -1 (0 adds too much Contrast
Dynamic Contrast - Low or Med
Black Tone - Darkest
Flesh Tone - 0
Color Tone - Warm1
Size - Screen Fit
Digital Noise Filter - Off
HDMI Black Level - Low
Film Mode - Off
White Balance Calibration
Thanks to 'CTM Audi'.
RO - 21
GO - 28
BO - 22
RG - 20
GG - 27
BG - 23