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Samsung PS43D490

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3 editorial reviews
More overgrown monitor than TV, with an unusual native resolution that doesn't match any broadcast standard.Read more
More overgrown monitor than TV, with an unusual native resolution that doesn't match any broadcast standard.Read more
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Pros

  • retains detail in the shadows is great for all kinds of content
  • a fantastic contrast ratio and viewing angle
  • The menu is simple and easy to use
  • Contrast was exceptionally good on this Samsung
  • nice and smooth

Cons

  • no analog audio output
  • the television exhibited downright terrible motion performance
  • it lacks some of the options of higher-end TVs
  • did not produce the smoothest color response curves
  • the blue channel is out of sync with and darker than the red and green channels

Key specs

  • Flat
  • 43 in
  • 1024, 768 px
  • Plasma
  • no
  • yes
  • no

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Samsung PS43D490 - Technical Overview

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Screen size
43 in
Best:
Vizio RS120-B3
Screen size: 120 in
Resolution
1024 x 768 px
Best:
Samsung UN98S9
Resolution: 7680 x 4320 px

Samsung PS43D490 Full Specifications

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Display

Flat
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43.0 in
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1024 x 768 px
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Plasma
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4:3
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no
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no
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yes
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Audio

  • Dolby Digital Plus
  • DTS 2.0
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2-channel
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yes
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yes
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Features

YouTube
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yes
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yes
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yes
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no
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Ergonomics

yes
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400x400mm
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3d technology

yes
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Connectivity

yes
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3
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1.4
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yes
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1
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1
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1
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1
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yes
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yes
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no
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yes
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no
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no
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Network

no
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no
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no
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no
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Body without stand

24.5 in
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39.83 in
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35.27 lb
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2.2 in
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Black
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Body with stand

27.51 in
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39.83 in
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44.75 lb
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9.91 in
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Shipping box

28.98 in
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43.7 in
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54.23 lb
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10.63 in
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Energy efficiency

B
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147.0 kWH/year
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Power

50.0 Hz
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0.3 W
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99.0 W
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no
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Image

JPEG/JPG
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24p
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Video

  • 720p
  • 1080i
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Tuner

Digital
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yes
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