Date: November 9th, 2010
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Samsung Canada
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So what do you get when you purchase this enormous plasma TV for around US$2000? Keep in mind that this is about US$400-$500 less than the same model last year.
As with most large TVs, the box is equally rather big and is a two person job to get it anywhere before installation. The one this I did note is that this TV is 10lbs (5.0kg) lighter than the
PN58B650 I reviewed earlier this year.
As always you will receive a manual along with a quick setup guide and warranty paperwork. But in addition you get a lint-free cleaning cloth for occasional dust removal.
The included wall mounting kit is complete with all mounting hardware, safety lines and loom along with the plate to cover the void left when the stand is removed.
With this generation of TVs, Samsung chose to keep on using its newer remote control which has larger backlit keys and a glossy black finish. Most buttons are properly labeled and intuitive and the remote is very easy to use.
And finally you have your PN58C6400 mounted on your TV stand. Even though it is 10lbs lighter, a helping hand is needed to get it up without destroying your back. It's not overly heavy, but VERY awkward to do yourself. Don't ask me how I know this.
First impressions are much like the PN58B650 and other than it being lighter and thinner, the overall visual appeal is almost identical other than the reduction of the red hue from Samsung's "Touch of Color" design. One other thing I wanted to note is that even though it is lighter and thinner, the structural integrity has not been altered or weakened at all. It is still a very well built TV.
More on that on the next page.