HDTV Tuner: The TV has built-in over-the-air HDTV (ATSC) and
Digital Cable (QAM) tuners, so you don't need a separate set-top box to receive
and decode over-the-air HDTV/SDTV or unencrypted Digital Cable signals.
E-Panel Technology: SAMSUNG's E-panel technology combines
superior picture quality with enhanced color, saturation, and contrast; as well
as energy efficiency. The E-Panel system features two separate unique
technologies. FilterBright minimizes glare and reflections for optimal viewing
any time of day and 600Hz Subfield Motion with a .001ms response time help to
deliver a clear picture for sports, action, and other fast-moving scenes
- FilterBright Anti-Glare Filter: The anti-glare filter
reduces reflections noticeably while maintaining ultra-high picture contrast.
Daytime sports events look crisp and bright, while movies at night feature rich
blacks and realistic shadow detail. Minimized image glare and maximized contrast
make this HDTV perfect for the ultimate viewing experience day or night.
- 600Hz Subfield Motion: The television features 600Hz Subfield
Motion technology with a fast .001ms response time that minimizes blurring
of fast motion in sports programming and movie content.
Three HDMI Inputs: The Samsung Plasma television features
inputs (2 rear/1 side). The HDMI 2 input can also be used to connect a device with a DVI output (a
DVI-to-HDMI adapter cable is necessary). If a DVI-equipped device is used,
separate audio cables will also be needed from the device to the "DVI In" RCA
stereo audio jacks. No audio cables are needed for an HDMI-equipped device. The
HDMI inputs can also be used to connect a PC to this TV. The HDMI jacks will
accept 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals.
Dual Component Video: The two Component Video jacks will
accept 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals. Separate RCA stereo audio inputs are
provided for each Component Video input. The Component Video 1 input can also be
used as a composite video input.
The Samsung PN42B450 has a display resolution of 1024 x 768
and scales all inputs for display at 768p. The HDMI and component video inputs will accept 1080p, 1080i,
720p, 480p and 480i signals.
Mega Dynamic Contrast Ratio: The TV has a dynamic contrast ratio of
These contrast and brightness levels achieve a more realistic, sharper picture
Wide Color Enhancer 2: Whereas blue and green shaded areas
of a picture are washed out on conventional television screens, Wide Color
Enhancer 2 lets you experience more brilliant colors by widening the TV's range
Anti Burn-In Technology: Samsung's Anti-burn-in technology uses auto
pixel shift and signal pattern processing functions to ensure
that no images are burned into the plasma panel.
- Pixel Shift: This function shifts the pixels of the displayed
image every minute to prevent burn-in.
- Scrolling: This function removes after-images on the screen by
moving all the pixels on the PDP according to a pattern.
- Side Gray: When you watch TV with the screen ratio of 4:3, the
screen is prevented from any damage by adjusting the white balance on both
the extreme left and right sides of the television.
Picture Sizes: You can choose
one of the following picture sizes:
16:9: Sets the picture to 16:9 wide mode.
Vertically enlarges the size of the picture and allows you to move the
enlarged picture using the arrows on the remote.
Zoom 2: Vertically enlarges the size of the picture more than Zoom 1 and allows you
to move the enlarged picture using the arrows on the remote.
Wide Fit: Proportionally enlarges the picture to fit the entire screen without
changing the aspect ratio.
4:3: Sets the
picture to 4:3 normal mode with pillars on the left and right of the screen.
Screen Fit: See the full image with no resizing when an HDMI input (1080i),
Component (1080i), or DTV (1080i) signal is used.
Picture Control: You can make the following adjustment for
an optimum picture:
- Automatic Picture Settings:
- Standard: for the optimum display in a normal
- Dynamic: for high-definition in a bright room
- Movie: for viewing movies in a dark room
- Manual Picture Settings:
- Cell Light: sets the pixel brightness
- Contrast: adjusts the contrast level of the picture
- Brightness: adjusts the brightness level of the picture
- Sharpness: adjusts the edge definition of the picture
- Color: adjusts the color saturation of the picture
- Tint: adjusts the color tint of the picture
- Detailed Picture Settings:
- Black Tone:
screen depth is adjusted using Black Level, settings include Off, Dark,
- Dynamic Contrast: adjust contrast to optimize the
picture (Off, Low, Medium, High)
- Gamma: adjust the primary colors (Red, Green,
- Color Space: select the color space for the most
natural color (Auto, Native, Custom)
- White Balance: adjust the
color temperature for more natural colors (Red, Green, Blue)
- Flesh Tone:
Emphases the pink "flesh tone" in the
- Edge Enhancement:
enhancement emphasizes the boundaries of an object, it can be turned off if
- Color Tone:
overall color tone using one of five presets: Cool 1, Cool 2, Normal, Warm 1, Warm 2
- HDMI Black Level: the black
level can be set to Normal or Low when using an HDMI (RGB) input
Film Mode: The TV can be
set to automatically sense and process film signals from all sources and adjust
the picture for optimum quality.
Digital Noise Reduction: If the broadcast signal received by
your TV is weak, you can activate the Digital Noise Reduction feature to help
reduce any static and ghosting that may appear on the screen.
Auto Volume: Auto volume
automatically adjusts the volume of the desired channel, lowering the sound
output when the modulation signal is high or raising the sound output when the
modulation signal is low. This reduces the difference in volume when changing
Settings: You can choose from
the following sound settings:
Standard: resets the standard factory settings
Music: for watching music videos and concerts
Movie: for watching movies
for watching a show that is mostly dialog
Custom: adjust the 5-band EQ; 100 Hz, 300 Hz, 1 kHz, 3 kHz, and 10 kHz
SRS TruSurround HD: SRS TruSurround HD is a patented SRS
technology that solves the problem of playing 5.1 multichannel content over two
speakers. TruSurround delivers a compelling, virtual surround sound experience
through any two-speaker playback system, including the internal television
speakers. It is fully compatible with all multichannel formats.
3D Function: You can enjoy
3D movies and game images on this television using special 3D glasses (sold
separately), an optional 3D IR emitter (not supplied) and PC (not included). The
unit features a proprietary 3D IR emitter port on the back of the television.
Digital Audio: The optical digital output (with plastic
cover) on the rear panel will output Dolby Digital (when available) or 2 channel
PC-Capable: This unit has a
15-pin D-Sub (RGB) input that allows you to use it as a high-resolution computer
monitor. The HDMI 2 input can also be used with a computer. The TV can be set to automatically adjust to the video signals
received, or you can use the setup menu to adjust the screen quality and
position. No cables are supplied for connecting the TV to a PC.
PC In: This input consists of a stereo mini-jack and an analog
RGB (D-Sub 15-pin) jack. This jack allows you to connect a personal computer
with a D-Sub 15-pin output. When using the RGB (D-Sub 15-pin) jack, you must use
the PC Audio 3.5mm input for your audio connection.
Favorite Channel: You can
create a list of your favorite channels and recall the list using the FAV.CH
button on the remote.
Channel Labels: Each analog
channel programmed into memory can be labeled with a name up to 5 characters.
Digital channels names are already assigned and cannot be edited.
Input Source Names: You can assign a pre-programmed name to
each of the inputs. When input naming is completed, you will no longer have to
remember which component is connected to each input when selecting a source to
watch. Source names include VCR, DVD, Cable STB, Satellite STB, PVR STB, AV
Receiver, Game, Camcorder, PC, TV, DVI PC, DVI, IPTV, Blu-Ray, HD-DVD, and
Digital Media Adapter.
Digital Signal Strength Meter: The digital signal strength meter can be used to help you find the antenna
position that delivers the highest HDTV digital signal strength.
Analog Channel Fine Tuning: The
fine tuning feature allows you to manually adjust analog channels for optimal
reception. A separate fine tuning setting may be put into the TV's memory for
each analog channel.
V-Chip: The V-Chip feature automatically locks out programs
that are deemed inappropriate for children based on the user selected parental
guidelines. The user must enter a 4-digit password before any of the V-Chip
restriction are set up or changed.
Sleep Timer: The
sleep timer switches the television off after a specified amount of time. The
sleep timer can be set to 30, 60, 90, 120, 150, or 180 minutes.
On/Off Timer: The
three On/Off timers allow you to program the television to turn itself on and off by
selecting a specific on time and a specific off time. You also choose the On
Timer's channel and Volume. The on and off timers work independently of one
Energy Saver: This feature adjust the power consumption of the
television in order to save energy. You can select from Low, Medium, High or Off
energy saver modes.
On/Off Melody: A
unique melody plays when the TV is turned on and off. The melody volume is
adjustable, or you can turn this feature
off if you prefer.
TV Only Remote: The supplied remote control is designed to
only operate the Samsung LCD television and Anynet+ connected components. You
can use the remote control up to a distance of about 23 feet from TV with a
direct line of sight.
Anynet+: Anynet+ is a function that enables you to control
all connected Samsung devices that support Anynet+ with the Samsung television's
remote control. The Anynet+ system can be used only with Samsung devices that
support the Anynet+ features. The Anynet+ feature must be turned on in the menu
The PN42B450 comes with a table-top stand (unattached) for easy placement on top of a counter
or table. The table-top stand is installed using the supplied hardware. On the stand, the TV can swivel 20° left or right. The television
weighs 61.3 lbs with the stand attached.
Wall Mounting: You can remove the stand and mount this
display on the wall using an optional wall-mount bracket. The TV has four
threaded screw holes spaced to accommodate many universal wall mount brackets.
The hole spacing is 400mm x 400mm and requires four M8 (8mm) machine screws. The
television weighs 53.1 lbs without the stand.