Pros

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

Cons

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

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.

The Specs

Interfaces/Ports
USB Yes
HDMI Yes
VGA Yes
Number of HDMI Ports 4
Component Video Yes
Digital Audio Output Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 58.00 "
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Digital Tuner ATSC
General Information
Manufacturer Samsung
Manufacturer Part Number PN58C6500TFXZA
UPC Code 036725234062
Brand Name Samsung
Product Name PN58C6500 Plasma TV
Marketing Information

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.

Product Model PN58C6500
Product Type Plasma TV
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.samsungusa.com
Product Series 6500
Miscellaneous
Features Picture in Picture
DLNA Certified Yes
Physical Characteristics
Height 33.2"
Width 54.7"
Depth 1.4"
Weight (Approximate) 1147.2 oz
Color Black
Height with Stand 35.90"
Width with Stand 54.70"
Depth with Stand 13.20"
Weight with Stand (Approximate) 86.60 lb
Video
Analog Tuner NTSC
Video Signal Standard HDTV 1080p
Standard Refresh Rate 60 Hz
Maximum Resolution 1920 x 1080
Scan Format 1080p
Sound
Sound System Surround Sound
Built-in Devices
Speakers Yes
Power Description
Standby Power Consumption 1 W

Performance

Lab Tests 2D
Brightness and Contrast Rating Good
Brightness and Contrast Score 3.2
Color Quality Rating Good
Color Quality Score 3.4
Detail Rating Good
Detail Score 3.4
Motion Rating Good
Motion Score 3.2
Power Usage
Green Rating Fair
Green score 63.0