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Reviewed on Jul 14, 2013

Samsung F4500

Usage Ratings - Version 0.8

Test Benches:

  • 1.3: Spring 2019
  • 1.2: Winter 2018
  • 1.1: Summer 2017
  • 1.0: Winter 2015
  • 0.9: Winter 2014
  • 0.8: Winter 2013
Mixed Usage
Score components:
  • 70% Picture Quality
  • 20% Motion
  • 10% Inputs
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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
  • Good overall picture quality, especially considering the price.
  • 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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Samsung F4500 Borders

1.14" (2.9 cm)

Samsung F4500 Thickness

2.05" (5.2 cm)


Picture Quality

4k : No
8.9 Dark scene
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.

10 Uniformity
Samsung F4500 Uniformity

The screen uniformity is perfect.

5.0 Dark scene in a 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.

5.0 Bright scene in a bright room
Samsung F4500 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.



Score components:
7.5 Motion blur

The F4500 has very little motion blur.



Score components:
7.4 Input lag
Samsung F4500 Input lag
Input lag : 50 ms

The input lag is average.

Side inputs
Samsung F4500 Side inputs


Rear inputs
Samsung F4500 Rear inputs

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

Smart Features



7.3Mixed Usage
Score components:
  • 70% Picture Quality
  • 20% Motion
  • 10% Inputs
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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