Date: November 28th, 2008
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Samsung Canada
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With flat panel TVs now the standard in home video viewing, consumers with all sorts of budgets are flooding to their local retailers to buy what is the most popular large ticket electronic item on the market. It doesn't matter how old the person is, even if they are a diehard old school fan of the old CRT televisions, within one hour of sitting in front of a decent flat panel TV whether is being plasma or LCD based, they will be converted. Competition and features are increasing and pricing is dropping through the floor thus creating the perfect flat panel TV buying time this season. Take Samsung's PN50A650 650 series plasma TV I will be reviewing today. Not only is it huge and full trueHD 1080P capable, it is also almost 1/3 of the price it was only a few short years ago.
The 650 series represents Samsung's mid-line of TVs, but doesn't mean you will be experiencing anything mediocre when it comes to picture quality and features. With a touted 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio for the blackest blacks and being in housed in Samsung's "Touch of Color" "ToC" reddish panel housing, this TV will look just as good while running as it will look powered down in the corner.
But speaking of power, this is one thing that a consumer will have to know. A certain size plasma TV on average will consumer double the power needed to run the equivalent sized LCD TV. On this model it consumes 550watts whereas a 52" LCD TV from Samsung consumes only 270-280watts. Keep that in mind. This could impact your power bill over time.
With that said, will this TV disappoint or will it exceed my expectations as a premium large plasma TV that Samsung is known for? Read on to find out.
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Samsung delivers management reform through New Management to maintain high international competitiveness. SAMSUNG is dedicated to contributing to mankind's quality of life. The year 2000 will be declared as the First year of Samsung Digital Management to speed up the digitization of all areas of management with an ultimate objective to become a leader in the digital age of the 21st century. Samsung has continuously improved its financial structure by increasing profits, reducing costs, and enhancing brand image. SAMSUNG's stability and development potential are universally recognized.
Canadian Corporate Information
After only a decade of growth since first entering the Canadian market in 1987, Samsung Canada, headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, has emerged as the market leader. We are growing in Canada by about 20% per year and continue to build a strong presence in every market we enter. Operating as part of Samsung's Americas group, our Canadian operations gain considerable competitive advantage from Samsung's local Americas R&D, manufacturing, and technical support. Samsung Electronics in Canada focuses on consumer electronics and information systems products. Consumer electronics began in Canada in 1987, followed by IS in 1992. The information sales division has grown 61% since 1992. Samsung has introduced a wide range of IS products into the Canadian market, which include hard disk drives, CD-ROM drives, printers, fax machines and monitors enforcing its leading market position and fast year-over-year growth with a strong local presence and reseller network to serve Canadian consumers from coast to coast. Samsung is building a strong presence in Canada as it has all over the world.