Date: November 28th, 2008
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Samsung Canada
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PRODUCT WALKTHROUGH & PICTORIAL
Let's move to the back and show you what there is to offer.
First thing to point out is that on the rear left hand side of the TV is a quick connection panel housing a headphone, composite video/audio, S-video, Wiselink USB (for picture viewing and MP3 listening) along with an HDMI port. If you have a game system or you have a son that has a friend that is bringing his over, you won't have to worry about an accident occurring seeing they were trying to get to the rear of the TV to make connections and knocked the TV down off the stand.
Housed within the rear of the TV are several ventilation points to keep this panel cool. The backlight panel throws of a a relatively considerable amount of heat and it needs to be cooled properly for long product life. Make sure you have enough ventilation to keep your TV cool or as I have witnessed with other plasmas failing due to overheating, it can ruin a rather enjoyable movie night with the family when the overheat protection keeps on turning off your TV. I am not talking about this TV, but my experience with another TV from a competing manufacturer. But regardless, it is food for thought. don't mount this TV above a fireplace or above a heater if you don't want problems.
In addition to the side connection panel, you have a rear connection panel that should serve to cover any input need you would require. Not only does it have two component inputs, it has three more additional HDMI inputs as well to bring the tally up to four. This in additional to an PC input and a direct optical output and a LAN connection for firmware upgrades and you have a complete connection choice selection. There is no way anyone could find a fault with the selection. It's overkill and I love it.