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Samsung F4500 Plasma TV Review

Reviewed Jul 14, 2013 By Cedric Demers

The Samsung F4500 is a great entry level plasma with beautiful blacks and shadows. If you are sitting close to the television though, its low resolution (720p) will bother you. Also, the panel reflects a lot of ambient light so this television is more suitable for a basement or watching the television at night.

7.7
Overall
  • Good overall picture quality, especially considering the price.
  • Average input lag.
  • Only 720p. If you sit close to the TV, you will notice a screen door effect.
  • A lot of reflections.
Samsung F4500
Overall
7.7
Dark Room
9.3
Bright Room
5.0
Video Games
7.6
43" PN43F4500 Reviewed
51" PN51F4500

Design

Borders
Samsung F4500 Borders

1.14" (2.9 cm)

Thickness
Samsung F4500 Thickness

2.05" (5.2 cm)

Dark Room

Samsung F4500 Dark scene
Black: 0.018 cd/m2
White: 92.2 cd/m2
Contrast: 5122 : 1

The F4500 performs really well in a dark environment where you can benefit from its deep blacks.

Viewing angle: 70 °

There is no problems with the viewing angle.

Samsung F4500 Uniformity

The screen uniformity is perfect.

Bright Room

Samsung F4500 Dark scene in a bright room
Reflection: 4.3 %

If you have a lot of windows, you won't be able to appreciate this TV during the day. It reflects too much light.

Samsung F4500 Bright scene in a bright room
Max white: 92.2 cd/m2

Even on a bright scene the reflections are a problem.

Video Games

There is very little motion blur on the F4500.

7.7
Samsung F4500 Input lag
Input lag: 50 ms

The input lag is average.

Software

Side inputs
Samsung F4500 Side inputs

2 HDMI
1 USB

Rear inputs
Samsung F4500 Rear inputs

1 Component In
1 Composite In
1 RF In
1 Digital Audio Out (Optical)

Remote
Samsung F4500 Remote

Misc

Pixels
Samsung F4500 Pixels

Alternatives

Conclusion

If you are sitting closer than 8-10 feet, get the Samsung F5300 Plasma TV instead. Otherwise, this Samsung F4500 Plasma TV is a very good budget plasma TV, assuming you do not have a lot of lights in your room.