September 10th 2012 8:29 pm

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CNET UK says:

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It lacks Full HD resolution and only has two HDMI inputs. Nevertheless, for such a cut-price model its colour and contrast performance is strong and it's surprisingly capable for 3D viewing. quote


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8.0
PC Mag Oct 9, 2012

The Samsung PN51E490B4F is an affordable 51-inch 3D plasma HDTV with solid performance; it's only 720p, but you can't beat it for the price.

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7.0
CNET UK Feb 5, 2013

It lacks Full HD resolution and only has two HDMI inputs. Nevertheless, for such a cut-price model its colour and contrast performance is strong and it's surprisingly capable for 3D viewing.

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8.0
HDTVTest Oct 11, 2012

Although its lower-than-usual resolution doesn’t allow it to reproduce the same detail as a 1920×1080 panel, and although it lacks a 96hz output mode for judder-free Blu-ray playback, the Samsung PS51E490 is priced lowly enough, and gets enough else right, to warrant a recommendation.

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7.0
TrustedReviews Jul 30, 2013

If, however, you only have around £600 to spend and you couldn’t care less about Smart TV content, then the Samsung PS51E490 is both bigger and at least a bit better than you probably expected any such affordable TV to be.

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6.0
What Hi-Fi Jan 9, 2013

No, this Samsung isn’t bristling with features and sure, it doesn’t have the best picture quality. But if 3D is important to you and you want a huge TV for peanuts, give it a look.

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