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Samsung PN51E490 51" Class Plasma 490 Series TV Prices, Specifications and Reviews

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  The Samsung PN51E490 is a 51" plasma HDTV with 3-D capabilities and 720p resolution. While most 3-D televisions require consumers to purchase 3-D glasses separately, this model includes two pairs. The TV also allows viewers to convert 2-D content to 3-D. A USB port and the ConnectShare feature lets users connect other devices to view photos or listen to music.


(Prices as of 12/20/2012)
PN51E490   Source
$600Target (free shipping at times)
$650Best Buy ($70 estimated shipping)
$648Walmart (free shipping at times)
$799Fry's (free shipping at times)

Additional Costs:

$5-$50HDMI cable
$50-$200Wall mount
$20-$130 per monthCable & HDTV service
$20-$145 per monthInternet access


DimensionsHeight: 27.8"-30.8"
Width: 46.8"
Depth: 2.2"-9.9"
Screen Size51"
Dynamic Contrast Ratio100,000:1
Internet ConnectivityNo
3-D CapableYes
3-D TypeActive (Ideal for smaller spaces)
Glasses IncludedYes, 2 pairs
Speakers10W x 2
Inputs2 HDMI, 1 USB, 1 component video
Energy Star QualifiedYes (meets EPA criteria for better-than-average efficiency)
Estimated Cost Per Year$21 per year, based on 5 hours daily use
(Average range for similar models: $21-$67)
Other FeaturesV-Chip parental controls
ConnectShare to play content through USB slot
Sleep timer
Warranty1 year, parts and labor

The manufacturer's detailed information on this product is available at

What People Are Saying:

The Samsung PN51E490 is a model that is well-liked by both consumers and experts. Consumer Reports gave the model high ratings and called it a "Best Buy," noting it offers very good 3-D imaging quality and color accuracy. Among the lows Consumer Reports noted a more mirror-like screen than other models and fewer features. Consumers who purchased the TV called it a great television that "flew under the radar."
  • "The PN51E490 is a plasma television aimed at getting 3D compatibility into just about everyone's living room."