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Reviewed on Jul 14, 2013

Samsung F4500
TV REVIEW

Usage Ratings - Version 0.8
7.3
Mixed Usage
Value for price beaten by
: Not at the latest test bench
This tv has been discontinued.

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 for those who watch television at night.

Test Results
Picture Quality 7.2
Motion 7.5
Inputs 7.4
Pros
  • Good overall picture quality, especially considering the price.
Cons
  • The resolution is only 720 p. You will notice a screen door effect if you sit close to the TV.
  • Average input lag.
  • It reflects a lot of light.

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Design

Borders

1.14" (2.9 cm)

Thickness

2.05" (5.2 cm)

7.2

Picture Quality

4k : No
8.9 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.

10 Uniformity

The screen uniformity is perfect.

5.0 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.

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

The reflections are a problem even during bright scenes.

9.7 Viewing angle
Viewing angle : 70 °

There are no problems with the viewing angle.

Pixels
7.5

Motion

7.5 Motion blur

The F4500 has very little motion blur.

7.4

Inputs

7.4 Input lag
Input lag : 50 ms

The input lag is average.

Side inputs

2 HDMI
1 USB

Rear inputs

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

Smart Features

Remote

Conclusion
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7.3 Mixed Usage
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.

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