Samsung PS50C680G5 50-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Crystal Design Plasma 3D Ready Television : 3d plasma


When we first got this i was realy excited. After getting the box, it took about an hour to assemble the pieces with the blu ray player and other devices connected up aswel. Straight away the hd picture was extremely good and 3d just as good, however the standard definition is extremely poor. The 2d/3d conversion is reasonable but only really works when using a hd source, football and cricket have been good. Warning, as it is a plasma things will get burnt into the screen. When teletext was left on for less than an hour an inprint was left but seemed to be gone in less than a day. The qulaity of the tv has seemed to get better over the time we’ve had it wheather that be that we are getting used to it or that it is setteling a bit, i don’t know. The 3d is good, as is all 3d, but i have found it is nothing in compared to my large 3d projector.

Hd is exelent and the 3d works even better then expected its just like being at the picturs but on a smaller screen and yes things do come out of the screen when waching in 3d. If eneyone is reading this and thinking of buying one of these tvs then you whont be disopointed i have all ready recomended it to my own family everyone who sees it thinks its a fantastic tv the best one i have ever bourt eneyway.

Samsung PS50C680G5 50-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Crystal Design Plasma 3D Ready Television with FreeviewHD

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A fantastic tv, easy to use with a simple basic set up procedure. The 3d facility is out of this world. There are plenty of different inputs so you can connect all your gadgets, including usb port so you can connect your external hard drive and view your pictures and movies.

I received this tv yesterday and was pleasantly suprised by how good it is. I expected a passable 3d television but, instead got a high quality 3d home cinema. The set as it comes will need to be calibrated as the default settings seem to be there simply to scare you into thinking you’ve wasted your money. Once calibration is done you will find yourself with a beautiful picture and rich, bright colours. The sets response times for images is glorious but, this brings me to the reason for the title of my review. The model i got from amazon is the samsung ps50c680g5 50-inch widescreen full hd 1080p crystal design plasma 3d ready tv with freeviewhd. It seems that best buy, currys and pcworld now have the 600hz version in stock. To ensure you get the correct one look for the freeview hd set and not the one with standard freeview. This makes a huge difference to the picture quality and seems to all but eliminate ghosting in 3d movies and on sky 3d. I originally viewed this in best buy and was not impressed at all.

I have been looking at 50 inch 3d plasmas for a couple of months. Many offers presented bundled stuff i did not need and its never free is it?. Now that this samsung has been upgraded to include 4 hdmi connectors and a freeview hd tuner i bought it with no bundled extras but a free pair of 3d glasses in the box. Very keen price from reliant direct and great service. Tv is a replacement for an lg that is only 1080i. The picture is excellent and the remote works my sony blu ray which is detected automatically. Even though the tv can access our wireless network through an optional dongle i do not need this as i can access our network and internet tv wirelessly via the tv’s remote and my sony blu ray player. The 3d works well but you need a darkened room as top or side light is a distraction where it gets between the 3d glasses and your eyes and the 2d to 3d conversion is surprisingly good, particularly for nature programmes with landscape shots. 3d glasses (one pair in the box) are battery operated but nice and lightweight and i wear them over my optical glasses. It does seem a bit mean to only include a single pair.

Samsung PS50C680G5 50-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Crystal Design Plasma 3D Ready Television with FreeviewHD : I received this tv refurbished but its as new and im very pleased with it so far . Picture quility is great as with all samsung tvs with the hyper real engine. Everybody who comes round loves it. Huge screen and perfect with blu ray 1080p . 3d is unbelievable with this tv.

This television was cheaper than all other outlets, including currys. Etc deliverd in days,great picture, great 3d. Complaint only one pair of glasses.

I had a 50′ lg plasma before this and this has better picture quality and sound. There is a slight buzzing that it makes but its not really noticeable for me only when tv is on mute. The screen burn is quite bad (i do play ps3 alot on it though, and has alot of static images on the screen) but they soon disappear when something else is played on the tv. I have only used the 3d for playing 3d games, and well its quite amazing. Its quite amazing what you get for your money in this tv hence the 5 stars.

Tv is ace for the price, the blu-ray does the job perfectly too. Only problem is their is a slight screen burn as it’s plasma, personally i can live with a little screen burn as long as it doesn’t effect what i’m watching or playing(which it doesn’t). The 3d is amazing i never expected it to be this good. Iv got a few 3d dvd’s and games and they are brilliant so impressed.My room is a little to small for the tv so it does hurt my eyes a little, so i just make sure i don’t watch more than 1 thing in 3d per day. you get shreck 1-4 all in 3d that’s worth £100 on [. ]

I bought this tv in june, the date is now january, so i thought a review was in order. As this tv is not longer on sale on amazon at the present time i’ll make this review quick. For the first 3-4 months this tv picture quality was stunning, blurays looked crisp, (which i played of a portable hard drive the most cost effective solution out their people, you can ram 100’s of movies on there for the price of the hd by just downloading blurays or 3d movies of torrent sites, anyways. )the contrast was a bit darker than my other led samsung tv but that would be expected being a led tv. The sound system in the plasma was poor, when any loud high base scene came on during a movie it would tremble uncomfortably, nothing a surround system cant fix. Other than that while the tv was in working order, the tv looked grate and the picture quality was great. After about 4 months or so the tv started to get a purple blotch near the top left hand corner of the screen, about the size of a standard cd, this would flicker on and off during light or white back-grounded scenes. As this tv didn’t come packed with a samsung warranty card you cant go through samsung to get this problem fixed, so i had to go through amazon’s customer service. One email later they arranged for the tv to be picked up and a full refund issued to me. I think i’m going to go with samsung ps51d550 51′ full hd plasma 3d tv next after the refund, as it’s now the same price what i payed for this one, £699.

Samsung ps50c680g5 50-inch widescreen full hd 1080p crystal design plasma 3d ready tv with freeviewhdthis tv is fantastic swapped my lg to upgrade and what a difference,the picture quality is far better than my top of the range lg plasma,the colour depth is very rich,true colours,the tv stand is quality polished chrome and really complements the plasma. The 3d is fantastic far better than most i have seen on the very expensive models. Yes every body expects the 3d to jump out of the screen,well i must first say,before we had this tv ,we took the children to the pictures to see 3d movies and we thought wow,what you have to realise is that there is no difference between the 50inch plasma and the huge 600 foot cinema screen,only that you are viewing the same 3d on a huge screen ,so the 3d stands out better. Watching sky 3d nature programs bugs ect the 3d stands out of the plasma ,also with monsters vrs aliens blu ray,this tv is worth every penny its brilliant,and beats hands down most of the plasmas price over 2 grand that i have vieweda must buy,plus great back up from amazongreat hand set as well lots of things to play with ,picture ,3d,sound,eco,timers ectif you watch 3d in i light room the passive glasses will try to pic up the outside light and turn on then off,dont worry,they do not leave the light on in the pictures,just do what we do as a family,watch the fantastic tv during the day,then when it goes dark put your glasses on and watch a 3d movies,ps the glasses for the tv must be passive only samsung and they are cheapest here on amazon through market place,i paid £35 pounds for a pair and £6 for a packet of 15 replacement batteries that will last about 3 years.

I received this television as part of a pack – tv + blu-ray player + 4 shrek movies + extra set of glasses (rechargeable) for £900. So be wary of the tv being sold off a cheap but equivalent package coming in more expensive. Its plasma – which means you need to take care if it during the early months of owning it – yeha you will get ir (image retention) intially but it will fade, and yes you will need to set up the picture to your preferred preference – pretty much all tv’s out of the box have awful set ups to stand out in a huge warehouse full of other tv’s. However with a big of googling best settings i soon had the picture looking excellent, the black levels are not as great as my old panny plasma but then this isnt a high end model (where as my old panny was). 3d is great – you will get cross talk in some scenes (3d is two images overlaid on each other to provide depth, cross talk is where they dont overlay exactly) – this isnt always the fault of the tv but the technology itself, for most of us out there its a non issue. Sound from speakers is good. Bottom line is this is a sub £800 (even sub £700 on occasion) tv, that is being compared to models costing well over double the price. Its a good televison for the average person – all the complaints you read and see are from people expecting it to perform like a £3000 panasonic televison. Im happy with the television – although factor in costs of additional glasses as i see a need for 4 to be the minimum really.

I got this for christmas, and the picture quality and 3d is mind blowing. It’s also has freeview hd built in so you get bbc hd and itv 1 hd, and you really can notice the difference. The 3d is better viewed in the dark, and i particularly wanted a 3d tv for ps3 game play. I had gran turismo 5 and the 3d is brilliant. But one huge problem is the screen burn after playing this. After having a race and it goes to the black loading screen you can really notice some bad screen burn and it looks worse when you take the 3d glasses off, it doesnt really bother me to much because once you got movement on the tv again then it goes. But i just thought id point it out. Another problem i got with the tv is that its constantly got a high pitched buzzing noise, maybe its just my tv?.(please let me know if i got a faulty tv and yours doesnt do this so i can send it back) but it can really drive you mad after a while, you need to turn the tv volume up to sound it out.

Finally received this tv and well worth the wait. Stunning images and monsters v aliens in 3d was breathtaking. The glasses are light and comfortable. They flickered a bit 2/3 times but it did not spoil my enjoyment. The tv itself is very stylish looking with a nice glass surround.

Ordered this for xmas, got the free 3d blu ray player with it and had to buy a 3d pack for more glasses and a 3d film, you get one pair of glasses in the box, that’s stupid really, all 3d tv’s should come with 4 pairs at least. It is today £100 dearer and no free 3d blu ray player. Some other samsung tv’s people have said this is the cheaper version, well it’s £40 cheaper right now. Anyway, hooked it all up except the new blu ray player, used my sony for that and was not impressed with the 3d effect, you can see more depth to the picture and is an ok effect, me & the missus scratched our heads and decided to try the blu ray player i got free with the tv, ahaaaaaaaaaa, now we had menu buttons, images, etc coming right out of the screeni got a 3d pack of 2 glasses and one film, monsters versus aliens, so with 3d blu ray player, 3d film, 3d glasses, 3d tv we were off, in the film there is a guy bouncing a ball on a bat, that came out of the tv about a metre, a guy flying in a jet pack, he was flying around about 500mm to 1m out of the screen, later on there is some cutlery floating around, that came out of the tv about 3m, truly great effects with us two going ooooooo look at that, did you just see that, oh look at those coming out of the tv etc. The missus has been and watched 3d movies at the cinema and said the quality of the 3d on this tv is superior. So the first time i tried it with a non 3d blu ray player that was in effect how you would see normal tv/movies when rendered to 3d, so even that, even without images coming right out of the tv, is quite impressive, no ooooo’s or aaaaaaarrr’s but a different way of watching normal tv all the same, to start with seeing this effect i thought what a con, this is like that huge leap from crt to hdtv, hardly noticeable, when we got it right though i was glad i did go 3d. We have bought street dance 3d and piranha 3d, street dance you get 2 discs, one is std, the other says 3d and comes with some of the typical 3d glasses from the 80’s, this is not for 3d tv, you can use the std disc & put 3d on but that is rendered, if you use the 3d version which you do not need a 3d tv for which is what it says on the box it is not 3d if you use the glasses that come with it, use the samsung powered glasses etc, can’t suss that out, the piranha has 2 discs too, one has a std disc which gives you the option of watching in 2d or 3d, select 3d and it is real 3d, but again put in the disc that says 3d on it that you use the free 80’s glasses to watch and that is not 3d either. There is quite a bit of 3d in the monsters film but it could do with more, it was worse for piranha and pointless in street dance, piranha there are approx 4 or so images that come right out of the screen. What we have noticed is that on the monsters disc it says blu ray 3d as a badge, the others say blu ray but the 3d text is not with it, those ones don’t seem to be for use with 3d tv’s, if they say blu ray 3d as a badge then they do work. Back to the tv, you do get a bit of burn, even turning tv on for the first time that day you will see eg sky info box in the background while the tv warms up, after that it is better but you can at times see an image.

I bought this item in late march,already have problem`s with it ,in the top part of the left hand side of the screen a football size the colour purple fills the part of the screen when the volume changes,the good thing is how good amazon have been about replacing it,the customer service has been fantastic.

I still had a crt tv and wanted to upgrade to a flat screen hd tv, i went along and saw a demonstration of a 3d tv. I thought 3d was just a gimmick but having seen it my mind was changed. I still had a preference for an led or lcd tv that does 3d but even for 46′, they are very expensive and would have left no money for the surround sound. Then i saw this tv, 3 pairs of 3d glasses and a samsung 3d blueray player for [. I thought that too good to ignore and i took the plunge. The stand, which i have not used also looks great.

I bought this at the end of january 2011. It was actually the wife that had found it on alternative websites but much more expensive than it was available on amazon, and although i have to say i liked the look of it, and the features that it listed, i was a little unsure about plasma. I’d owned lcd up to then but never plasma and i was worried the screen quality wouldn’t match the lcd. I shouldn’t have worried – the quality is sublime. The 3d is also incredibly well done and immersive, but one thing i’ve noticed compared to other active 3d systems i’ve tried is that there appears to be a noticeable flickering comes through the glasses – this is far more pronounced if the lights are on and i assume there’s some kind of interference at the frequencies used. Other things of note – if you wish to stream video to this over the network then there is no fast forward, rewind or continue from stopped capability that i can see. It’s also quite steep for the usb wifi dongle – i paid around £55. However, the quality of this unit makes up for the slight annoyances, and i cannot recommend one enough. One thing to bear in mind if you’re planning to wall mount it – it’s heavy. A genuine, two-person to lift piece of kit, so be warned.

Excellent 3d tv and blu-ray player for a bargain price and delivered before christmas. Good job we bought the extra 2 pairs of 3d glasses as it only came with one setindustry needs to sort out 3d format categories; one of the blu-ray 3d films (final destination 3d) that we purchased could only be watched with the cardboard red/green glass supplied with the disc as it was not compatible with our active samsung, ended up watching film in 2d.

Ordered this item as my 5 series 50′ (paid £702 8 months ago) was broken by my toddler, so browsing amazon i spotted this full 1080hd 3d plasma for £750, what a bargan me was thinking, how right i was, this was a steal. I placed the order tuesday evening (05/04/2011 about 7pm) to be delivered free on the super saver delivery package (estimated delivery date of 11/04/2011)however, a mere 36 hours later its delivered in mint condition by citylink. This one i took no chances with so decided to have this one hanging from a wall instead of using the stand. Set up as always from samsung was very easy. Picture quality:what can i say ?. As thought my 5 series was good, but this picture seams that much better, the colours are bright and the picture is ultra sharp, it really does have the wow factor, i’ve not come across a better picture quality tv than this one. No blurring or any lag at all. Stadard tv viewing through a virgin media cable box is crisp and clear and a joy to watch. Hd viewing really steps up the viewing pleasure ten fold, absolutely faultless. As with these samsungs there is no need to worry about reflections or light bouncing off the screen, mine sits by the patio doors on a south facing garden and today was really sunny, no problem for this tv, the screen doesnt reflect the light, unlike other tv’s like lg for example, everyone moans that light reflection is a real problem and unless sitting with lights off and curtains closed in the dead of night to avoid reflections, none of that nonsence with a samsung.

. Amazing design and nice and sleek. This is a must buy and you will be amazed. It propper jumps out at you and at one point my dad had to move his head out the way hahaha. Buy extra glasses with the deal and get the blueray 3d dvd player. If you want to go on the internet with the tv then buy the linkstick. Its a special dongle that samsung make.

This tv does give a really nice picture. I’ve had to tweak the settings slightly to increase the sharpness and brightness of the image, but otherwise it’s great. We link this to a sony surround sound system which seems to integrate relatively seamlessly. The only downside is that if you don’t have a tv aerial then you can’t set up the tv to start on a particular other source, which is annoying because i’d have liked to set it to my freesat box. Picture is great, 3d looks good (samsung glasses pinch the side of your head a little though), but it’s great value for money.


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Samsung PS50C680G5 50-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Crystal Design Plasma 3D Ready Television with FreeviewHD
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  1. 3.0 out of 5 stars Stunning While it Lasted
    I bought this tv in june, the date is now january, so i thought a review was in order. As this tv is not longer on sale on amazon at the present time i’ll make this review quick. For the first 3-4 months this tv picture quality was stunning, blurays looked crisp, (which i played of a portable hard drive the most cost effective solution out their people, you can ram 100’s of movies on there for the price of the hd by just downloading blurays or 3d movies of torrent sites, anyways. )the contrast was a bit darker than my other led samsung tv but that would be expected being a led tv. The sound system in the plasma was poor, when any loud high base scene came on during a movie it would tremble uncomfortably, nothing a surround system cant fix. Other than that while the tv was in working order, the tv looked grate and the picture quality was great. After about 4 months or so the tv started to get a purple blotch near the top left hand corner of the screen, about the size of a standard cd, this would flicker on and off during light or white back-grounded scenes. As this tv didn’t come packed with a samsung warranty card you cant go through samsung to get this problem fixed, so i had to go through amazon’s customer service. One email later they arranged for the tv to be picked up and a full refund issued to me. I think i’m going to go with samsung ps51d550 51″ full hd plasma 3d tv next after the refund, as it’s now the same price what i payed for this one, £699.
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    This review is from : Samsung PS50C680G5 50-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Crystal Design Plasma 3D Ready Television with FreeviewHD

    I bought this tv in june, the date is now january, so i thought a review was in order. As this tv is not longer on sale on amazon at the present time i’ll make this review quick. For the first 3-4 months this tv picture quality was stunning, blurays looked crisp, (which i played of a portable hard drive the most cost effective solution out their people, you can ram 100’s of movies on there for the price of the hd by just downloading blurays or 3d movies of torrent sites, anyways. )the contrast was a bit darker than my other led samsung tv but that would be expected being a led tv. The sound system in the plasma was poor, when any loud high base scene came on during a movie it would tremble uncomfortably, nothing a surround system cant fix. Other than that while the tv was in working order, the tv looked grate and the picture quality was great. After about 4 months or so the tv started to get a purple blotch near the top left hand corner of the screen, about the size of a standard cd, this would flicker on and off during light or white back-grounded scenes. As this tv didn’t come packed with a samsung warranty card you cant go through samsung to get this problem fixed, so i had to go through amazon’s customer service. One email later they arranged for the tv to be picked up and a full refund issued to me. I think i’m going to go with samsung ps51d550 51″ full hd plasma 3d tv next after the refund, as it’s now the same price what i payed for this one, £699.
  3. 1.0 out of 5 stars Obsolete TV - and now Expensive

    This review is from : Samsung PS50C680G5 50-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Crystal Design Plasma 3D Ready Television with FreeviewHD

    Update 31/12/2011have at last fully returned the tv and got a replacement from “curries” complete with 4 sets of 3d glasses. Just to be clear the problem is that at the start of 2011 samsung changes from infrared glasses to bluetooth glasses. The latter are a lot cheaper (at £15 a pop) and readily available, whilst the former are rapidly going obsolete and expensive (at £60 each). This is presumably part of the reason why they had been “borrowed” from the tv i had delivered (which had been manufactured 18 months ago). So if you want 3d, then go for a modern set that suports the “3” series glasses, and if not, then buy the far cheaper non 3d screens. Also don’t rule out local shops and the larger chains, i was committed to samsung (having bought some glasses and a blu ray player), but was amazed at the deals that were on offer. This tv is therefore worth about £500 (at end of 2011) as it is obsolete, and is much less energy effecient than it’s modern (led) replacements. Original review -great tv, great picture, shame about the service. The issue is not with the tv per se, as the picture and sound are great – exactly what a tv should do. However, the 3d system is not shipped with any 3d glasses.
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    This review is from : Samsung PS50C680G5 50-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Crystal Design Plasma 3D Ready Television with FreeviewHD

    Update 31/12/2011have at last fully returned the tv and got a replacement from “curries” complete with 4 sets of 3d glasses. Just to be clear the problem is that at the start of 2011 samsung changes from infrared glasses to bluetooth glasses. The latter are a lot cheaper (at £15 a pop) and readily available, whilst the former are rapidly going obsolete and expensive (at £60 each). This is presumably part of the reason why they had been “borrowed” from the tv i had delivered (which had been manufactured 18 months ago). So if you want 3d, then go for a modern set that suports the “3” series glasses, and if not, then buy the far cheaper non 3d screens. Also don’t rule out local shops and the larger chains, i was committed to samsung (having bought some glasses and a blu ray player), but was amazed at the deals that were on offer. This tv is therefore worth about £500 (at end of 2011) as it is obsolete, and is much less energy effecient than it’s modern (led) replacements. Original review -great tv, great picture, shame about the service. The issue is not with the tv per se, as the picture and sound are great – exactly what a tv should do. However, the 3d system is not shipped with any 3d glasses.

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