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Samsung HP-T5064

50" plasma HDTV

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Item # 305HPT5064

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Our take on the Samsung HP-T5064

The Samsung HP-T5064 is long on performance, value, and versatility. You can count on a vivid and compelling picture for both daytime and nighttime viewing. This up-to-the-minute design arrives ready to deliver the crystal-clear perfection of local HDTV broadcasts, and include inputs for several more HD sources.

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The Samsung HP-T5064 is long on performance, value, and versatility. You can count on a vivid and compelling picture for both daytime and nighttime viewing. This up-to-the-minute design arrives ready to deliver the crystal-clear perfection of local HDTV broadcasts, and include inputs for several more HD sources.

Built-in tuners pull in over-the-air HD channels — even cable HD in many areas
The 50" HP-T5064 receives both analog and digital over-the-air broadcasts (antenna required). With this TV in your system, you'll no longer need to worry about the coming analog signal shutoff in 2009. Also, a "QAM" tuner allows cable TV subscribers to tune in most unscrambled channels without using a set-top box.

Picture contrast is up, unwanted reflections are down
Samsung has addressed one of the few drawbacks to plasma TVs: the tendency to reflect a room's ambient light sources. Samsung's Ultra FilterBright anti-glare filter reduces reflections noticeably while maintaining an ultra-high 15,000:1 contrast ratio. Afternoon ballgames look crisp and bright, while movies at night feature rich blacks and realistic shadow detail.

Plenty of ways to expand your entertainment options
The versatile HP-T5064 has a total of 7 A/V inputs, with HD-compatible component video and HDMI inputs for your highest-quality sources. Hook up your PC or Mac to this set and the Picture-in-Picture feature can simultaneously display a sitcom and a spreadsheet. Some less-robust plasmas play it safe by leaving out a PC input, but the HP-T5064 resists screen burn-in.

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Tip: For a list of over-the-air digital TV stations you can receive, as well as antenna recommendations for your location, enter your zip code in AntennaWeb's mapping tool.

FREE "white glove" in-home delivery: This item will be delivered and placed in any accessible room in your home. Some flat-panel TVs include a pedestal stand that requires assembly by the customer — the delivery crew is not responsible for assembly. White glove service is available to physical addresses in the United States only. Limited delivery to Alaska and Hawaii is available for $99 per item. Sorry, we can't ship to freight forwarders. Delivery takes 5-7 business days once your order has been processed. Please allow extra time to remote addresses. Free return shipping not available with this model. For more details, call 1-888-955-6000.

Product Highlights:

  • 50" widescreen HDTV (16:9 aspect ratio)
  • high-gloss black finish
  • built-in digital (ATSC) and analog (NTSC) tuners for over-the-air TV broadcasts (antenna required)
  • built-in QAM cable TV tuner receives unscrambled programs without a set-top box (cable service required)
  • 1365 x 768 pixels
  • 15,000:1 contrast ratio
  • Natural True Color 18-bit color processing
  • Ultra FilterBright™ anti-glare filter
  • 1-tuner picture-in-picture
  • built-in stereo speakers (15 watts x 2)
  • partially illuminated multibrand remote control
  • Anynet+ simplifies remote control for compatible Samsung components (HDMI-CEC)
  • 7 A/V inputs, including:
    • 2 composite video (1 rear, 1 side)
    • 2 S-video (1 rear, 1 side)
    • 2 component video (accepts signals up to 1080i)
    • 3 HDMI v1.2a (2 rear, 1 side) — accepts signals up to 1080i
  • PC input: analog RGB (D-Sub 15-pin)
  • 2 RF inputs (Antenna, Cable)
  • optical digital audio output for Dolby® Digital
  • side USB port for digital photo/MP3 playback
  • Energy Star® compliant
  • detachable swivel stand (stand "footprint" is 26"W x 12-1/2"D)
  • wall-mountable (wall bracket not included)
  • 48-3/8"W x 31"H x 3-7/8"D (33-1/2"H x 12-1/2"D on stand)
  • weight: 91.4 lbs. (without stand)
  • long-life panel (60,000 hours)
  • warranty: 1 year parts & labor — in-home service or pick-up for service
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • 50" Plasma TV
  • Wireless remote control (BN59-00599A)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • 68" AC power cord
  • Bottom cover (used when wall mounting)
  • Bottom cover mounting screws (M4 x 35mm)
  • Screen cleaning cloth
  • Power cord ferrite core
  • S-Video cable ferrite core
  • Headphone cable ferrite core
  • Owner's Instructions (English/Spanish)
  • Quick Setup Guide
  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Warranty information
  • North American Limited Warranty Statement (English/French)
  • On-line product registration information
  • Screen cleaning instructions

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Samsung HP-T5064 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(2 Reviews)

Great Performance - Excellent Value

techexcellence from Auburn, PA on 1/27/2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

We decided to get this unit instead of a 1080p because of how far away we sit. We are glad we did. From a distance, you can't see any noticeable difference between the 720i and 1080i. We put this unit through its paces. I have a Blu-Ray player and an HD-DVD player as well as every video game system known to man and a high-end gaming computer with Media Center. We love this TV. It is sharp, beautiful, and versatile. There are plenty of ports and are using almost all of them. Burn-in is noticeable, but it is common with all plasma units and it goes away quickly. The menu system could be a little more streamlined, but it is logical and relatively easy to navigate. If you are going to be seated a little further away, or if you don't really care about ultra-high-def, this is the TV for you!



one word "Amaizng"

justin from blacksburg,va on 7/26/2007

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I am in love with this tv. I also bought an hd antenna and because of the built in amplifier on the tv i get all the local channels in 1080i hdtv. On top of that i get 11 more all digital channels in 480i FOR FREE!!!<BR>Even with the analog cable signal the picture quality because of the DNIe function on the tv that enhances the incoming signal to make it look more natural. As for that scary burn in that everybody has hyped up about plasma sets shows to be a thing of the past. I own a xbox 360 and playing games in hd leaves me struggling to come up with words on how to explain it! The game crackdown when you jump off high rise buildings, you seriously get that feeling in your stomach like when you go over a hill in a roller coaster. BUY THIS TV if you want your moneys worth for an hdtv.




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Input and Output Notes


HDTV Tuner: The HP-T5064 has built-in over-the-air HDTV (ATSC) and cable (QAM) tuners, so you don't have to purchase a separate digital set-top box to receive and decode over-the-air HDTV/SDTV or unencrypted HDTV cable signals.

Native Resolution: The native display resolution is 1365 x 768 and all inputs are scaled for display at that resolution. The HDMI and component video inputs will accept 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals.

Screen Burn Protection: To reduce the possibility of screen burn-in, this TV is equipped with a pixel shift function, which minutely moves pixels on the display horizontally or vertically. You can set the number of vertical lines and horizontal dots to shift, plus the time interval for each pixel shift. If screen burn has occurred, you can select an all-white screen or a scrolling signal pattern to help remove screen burn artifacts.

FilterBright: FilterBright is a powerful anti-reflective film that absorbs external light and transmits internal light, thereby increasing the contrast levels and preventing unwanted reflection. In bright daylight, FilterBright creates high contrast with pure black to show clearer image details and generate superb dark area representation.

High Contrast Ratio: The contrast ratio is 15,000:1; giving you brilliant brightness, contrast, and detail from PC, TV, and video images.

Panel Life Expectancy: The plasma flat panel display has an estimated life of 60,000 hours; equating to over 27 years at 6 hours of viewing per day.

Note: The estimated life figure represents phosphor "half-life" viewing time under normal conditions.

Digital Natural Image Engine (DNIe): Samsung's exclusive Digital Natural Image engine dramatically improves the picture by enhancing the contrast, detail, and white balance, and reducing noise. DNIe can be turned off, or a demo mode shows a split screen with a DNIe enhanced picture on the right and DNIe off on the left.

Natural True Color: The HP-T5064 can display Natural True Color with Samsung's 18-bit processor, rendering a natural and vivid picture.

Wiselink: A side-panel USB port allows you to connect a USB mass storage device (MSC) to view JPEG files and play MP3 audio files. You have access to the following functions:

  • Photo (JPEG) List: This menu shows an index of 15 thumbnail JPEG files saved on the USB device and allows you to do the following:

    • View: view individual photos by selecting them from the thumbnail display

    • Rotate: rotate the image 90°, 180°, or 270°

    • Zoom: enlarge a picture 2x or 4x, once enlarged you can move the image around the screen

    • Slide Show: play JPEG files on the USB device in a slide show; adjust the slide show speed to Slow, Normal, or Fast; an MP3 file on the USB device can play background music during the slide show

  • MP3 List: shows MP3 files saved on the USB device for playback

Picture Control: each input saves its own setting:

  • Automatic Picture Settings: choose one of three automatic picture settings:
    • Standard: resets the standard factory settings
    • Dynamic: increases clarity and sharpness
    • Movie: natural image without enhancements
  • Manual: manually adjust and store the following settings:
    • Contrast
    • Brightness
    • Sharpness
    • Color
    • Tint (G/R)
  • Color Tone: adjust the overall color tone using one of five presets:
    • Cool 1
    • Cool 2
    • Normal
    • Warm 1
    • Warm 2
  • Black Adjust: screen depth is adjusted using Black Level, settings include:
    • Off: turns off the black adjust feature
    • Low: sets black color depth to low
    • Medium: sets black color depth to medium
    • High: sets black color depth to high
  • HDMI Black Level: the black level can be set to Normal or Low when using an HDMI (RGB) input
  • Dynamic Contrast: adjust contrast to optimize the picture:
    • Off: turns off the dynamic contrast adjustment feature
    • Low: sets dynamic contrast to low
    • Medium: sets dynamic contrast to medium
    • High: sets dynamic contrast to high
  • Gamma: adjust the middle brightness of the picture
  • Color Space: select the color space for the most natural color:
    • Wide: offers deep and rich tone
    • Auto: automatically adjusts color tone based on the program source
  • White Balance: adjust the color temperature for more natural colors
    • R offset: adjusts red color darkness
    • G offset: adjusts green color darkness
    • B offset: adjusts blue color darkness
    • R gain: adjusts red color brightness
    • G gain: adjusts green color brightness
    • B gain: adjusts blue color brightness
    • Reset: return to factory default
  • My Color: adjust to your personal preferences:
    • Pink: darken or lighten the pink colors
    • Green: darken or lighten the green colors
    • Blue: darken or lighten the blue colors
    • White: darken or lighten the white colors
    • Reset: return to factory default
  • Edge Enhancement: edge enhancement emphasizes the boundaries of an object, it can be turned off if you prefer
  • Active Color: active color emphasizes the colors of the sky and grass, for a more vivid picture

Game Mode: The Game mode enhances dark areas, sharpens the picture, speeds up the image processing response, and enhances the sounds of your games.

Film Mode: The film mode automatically senses and processes film signals (vs. video) for all sources and adjusts the picture for optimum quality.

Picture Sizes: You can choose one of the following picture sizes:

  • 16:9: sets the picture to 16:9 wide mode

  • Zoom 1: 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

  • 4:3: sets the picture to 4:3 normal mode with pillars on the left and right of the screen

  • Just Scan: see the full 720p or 1080i image with no resizing when an HDMI input is used

Input Source Names: You can assign a preprogrammed 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, D-VHS, Cable STB, HD STB, Satellite STB, PVR STB, AV Receiver, DVD Receiver, Game, Camcorder, DVD Combo, PC, VOD STB, and TV.

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.

Favorite Channel: You can create a list of your favorite channels and recall the list using the FAV.CH button on the remote.

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 1 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.

Picture-In-Picture (PIP): The Picture-In-Picture feature allows you to watch two video sources (TV, VCR, DVD) simultaneously. The TV has only one tuner, so you cannot watch two TV channels at the same time. There are three PIP views: Double (side-by-side split screens, each with a 4:3 aspect ratio), Double Wide (side-by-side split screens, each with a 16:9 aspect ratio), or standard picture-in-picture (a small window inside the full screen). In the standard picture-in-picture mode, the inset PIP window can be moved to any of the screen's four corners. PIP will not work while the V-chip is in use.

Freeze: The still button allows you to freeze an image on the screen, it can only be activated from the remote control. When you freeze the picture the audio continues normally.

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.

Low Noise Amplifier (LNA): In a weak signal area reception might be improved by boosting the incoming signal using the LNA function. A separate LNA setting may be put into the TV's memory for each channel.

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 channels.

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.

Automatic Sound 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

  • Speech: 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 XT: TruSurround is a patented SRS technology for playing 5.1 multi-channel content using only two speakers, it delivers a virtual surround sound experience through two speakers (internal or external), it is fully compatible with all multi-channel formats

Function Help: With the function help feature turned on, each time you highlight a function in the menu, a brief description of the function is also displayed.

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 another.

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.

Anynet+: Anynet+ is an AV network system that enables you to control other components with your Samsung TV's remote. The Anynet+ system can be used only with Samsung AV devices that support the Anynet+ feature and are connected with HDMI 1.3 cables. The Anynet+ feature must be turned on in the menu to function. Anynet+ can support up to 12 AV devices in total.

Mounting Options

Detachable Stand: The HP-T5064 comes with a table-top stand for easy placement on top of a counter or table. On the stand, the TV can swivel 20° left or right.

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 23-9/16" x 15-3/4" and requires four M8 (8mm) machine screws

Remote Control

Multi-brand Remote: The supplied remote is pre-programmed to operate this unit and a number of functions on other brands of components, including VCRs, DVD players, cable boxes, and other set top boxes.

Input and Output Notes

Side Panel Inputs: The HP-T5064 features a set of jacks on the side panel for easy connection:

  • HDMI 3

  • Wiselink (USB type A)

  • A/V in 2 (S-video, composite video, RCA stereo audio)

  • Headphone out (3.5mm), the TV's internal speakers are muted when you plug in headphones

HDMI: There are three HDMI terminals, two on the rear panel and one on the side. HDMI 1 can be used for a DVI-equipped component, it has a separate analog audio connection and a DVI-to-HDMI adapter will be needed. HDMI 1 can also be used to connect a computer. The HDMI jacks accept 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals.

PC: This input consists of a stereo mini-jack and an analog RGB (D-Sub 15-pin) jack.

Component Video Inputs: The 2 sets of component video inputs will accept 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i signals.

Antenna Inputs: There are two antenna inputs; Ant 1 In (air) and Ant 2 In (cable).

Digital Audio: The optical digital output on the rear panel will output Dolby Digital (when available) or 2 channel PCM.

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