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Best Rated 51-inch Plasma TV Reviews and Comparison

February 15, 2013 by  
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Best Rated 51-inch Plasma TVs – This page contains a roundup of the best top-rated 51-inch Plasma TVs, presented here for a side by side comparison of price, features, and reviews. This size is good for medium sized living rooms. You can check what size you need by consulting our HDTV Sizing Guide. Since 2011 Samsung stopped making 50-inch plasma TVs and has increased its screen size to 51-inches. Samsung is currently the only maker of 51-inch Plasma TVs. This year we are seeing more 3D Ready Plasma TVs, and this feature is becoming standard on many sets. We are also seeing more Internet Ready TVs for 2012-2013. Click on the reviews link underneath each TV to see owner reviews and ratings for each model for easy comparison.

Best Rated 51-inch Plasma TVs

Samsung PN51E450 Samsung PN51F8500 Samsung PN51F5500

Samsung PN51E8000
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720p Plasma TV
51-inch TV
contrast: n/a
600Hz Subfield
10 watt speakers
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Energy Star®
2 HDMI (v1.3)
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2012 Model
1080p Plasma 3D TV
51-inch TV
contrast: n/a
600Hz Subfield
10 watt speakers
Internet Ready
3D Ready TV
Energy Star®
4 HDMI (v1.4)
Built-in WiFi
Allshare DLNA
Quad Core Processor
Built-in Camera
3D Glasses Included
2013 Model
1080p Plasma 3D TV
51-inch TV
contrast: n/a
600Hz Subfield
10 watt speakers
Internet Ready
3D Ready TV
Energy Star®
3 HDMI (v1.4)
Built-in WiFi
Allshare DLNA
Dual Core Processor
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3D Glasses Included
2013 Model
1080p Plasma 3D TV
51-inch TV
contrast: n/a
600Hz Subfield
10 watt speakers
Internet Ready
3D Ready TV
Energy Star®
4 HDMI (v1.4)
Built-in WiFi
Allshare DLNA
Dual Core Processor
Built-in Camera
3D Glasses Included
2012 Model

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Plasma TV Glossary of Terms
600Hz Subfield = Plasma TVs utilize a 600Hz refresh rate which can virtually eliminate motion blur for viewing action sports, movies, and video games.
1080p = (1920×1080) with about 2 million pixels resolution (Maximum Blu-ray quality). This is the most popular type of TV.
720p = (1366×768) with about 1 million pixels resolution. This is lower resolution than 1080p (about half the pixels). Usually seen on smaller HDTVs.
Energy Star® 4.0 = Earning the ENERGY STAR means a product meets strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. For TVs, it means they save energy both in standby and active (when they’re on) modes. ENERGY STAR qualified TVs use about 30 percent less energy than standard units. Energy Star 4 is the latest guidline.
Contrast = refers to dynamic contrast. Higher is better. More contrast allows more shadow details in the picture.
Built-in Wifi = Wifi Refers to Wireless internet, where this TV is capable of getting access to internet content without wires. (A home wireless network is required). This TV has the wireless transmitter/receiver built-in to the TV itself, and requires no optional Wifi adapters.
Internet Ready = This means that this TV can give you content from the internet. Content varies with the manufacturer. This TV will provide an ethernet port to connect an ethernet cable. Or you can buy an optional Wifi USB plugin device to send the internet wirelessly to your TV. Popular content includes Netflix, Youtube, Skype, News, Weather, and more…
3D and 3D Ready = This means that this TV is capable of displaying 3D content from broadcast and 3D capable Blu-ray players. This TV has a built in emitter can communicate with 3D glasses to synchronize with the picture displayed on the TV.
Allshare DLNA = DLNA lets you remotely access your PC’s personal media so that you can download music, video, and photos and enjoy them anywhere in the home your TV is. DLNA stands for Digital Living Network Alliance and is a collaboration of the leading consumer electronics, PC and mobile companies that has created design guidelines for a new generation of products that can work together – no matter what the brand.
SD Card Slot = This TV has an SD/SDHC card slot to put in memory cards from your camera or camcorder to view pictures and video on your TV.
HDMI = HDMI inputs allow you to connect devices to your HDTV such as DVD and Blu-ray players and game consoles.
THX Certified Display = This certification demonstrates that this HDTV can recreate the cinema experience at home, making the picture resemble movie theatre quality.


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