(August 10, 2010) Tomorrow Samsung will hold a press conference to announce its new 50″ 3D ready HDTV plasma. It is available today for preorder for $989 with free shipping from Amazon. This HDTV represents a 3D price breakthrough that’s over $400 less than the current entry model 3D flat panel, the 40″Samsung LN40C750 LCD.
The new Samsung PN50C490 is a 50″ plasma with 720p resolution (1365 x 768p), ideal for a viewing distance of 9 to 10 feet, (a typical range for most living rooms) Here’s a link to our viewing distance chart.
HD Guru is testing Samsung’s top of the line 3D plasma TV (for a review to be published soon). Preliminary results reveals its 3D performance exceeds Samsung’s 8000 series LED model. It produces fine 2D HDTV images as well. The specs for the Samsung PN50C490 are listed below.
Screen size: 50″ class (49.9″ diagonal) plasma panel / HD 1366 x 768p resolution
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 16:9
Progressive features: EÃ‚Â³ Panel technology, including 600Hz sub-field motion
Best video inputs: 3 HDMI v1.4 in (3D capable)
Other inputs: 1 USB port / 2 component video + L/R audio / 1 composite-vid (shared) / 1 PC (RGB) + PC audio / 1 RF
Audio enhancements: SRS TruSurround HD
Built-in speakers: 10W x 2
Mounting options: Table stand included / VESA 400mm x 400mm wall-mount compatible
Remote control: Included
EÃ‚Â³ Panel technology: 600Hz subfield motion / 2,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio / 0.001ms response time
USB support: ConnectShare Movie fast connection to digital cameras and thumbdrives
Outputs: 1 digital optical audio output
Tuners: ATSC / NTSC / QAM
ENERGY STAR qualified
Clear Image panel
Touch of Color Bezel with black-to-gray gradation
3D active-shutter glasses sold separately
Dimensions: 47.3″ W x 28.4″ H x 2.7″ D, without stand / 47.3″ W x 31.0″ H x 11.2″ D, with stand
Weight: 51.8 lbs, without stand / 56.2 lbs, with stand
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