Pros

  • Great connected features and good image quality
  • Nice user interface
  • Good media playback features

Cons

  • A bit skimpy on inputs
  • So-so audio
  • Very high energy consumption
  • No 3D support

At A Glance

The Samsung Series 6500 PN58C6500TFXZA delivers good image quality and great connected-TV features at a reasonable price; but it hogs energy, lacks 3D support, and skimps on inputs.

Manufacturer’s Description

Samsung's new C6500 Series Plasma flat-panel HDTVs represent our finest innovations in design and performance. Samsung's new E3-Panel combined with our Clear Image Panel technology provides a stunning high-contrast picture at any angle. It's not just the images on screen that capture your attention the Ultra Slim cabinet is only 1.5" deep and designed with a stylish vibe. Samsung's new Internet@TV connectivity package offers customizable online content via user-friendly "widgets" and networking capability via the DLNA standard, as well as playback of your camera and camcorder via USB. Four advanced HDMI inputs featuring Samsung's Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC standard) technology make system control of compatible A/V devices, like a Blu-ray player or Home Theater system, a one-touch operation. If you're looking for the best Full HD 1080p performance with advanced styling and Internet connectivity, Samsung's new C6500 Series Plasma HDTVs are designed with this in mind.