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PN50B450B1D

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Question

Are there any lights on when this tv is turned off?

We currently have a Samsung 42" plasma in our bedroom and when the set is turned off there is a blue circle of light at the bottom center. Want to replace the tv but want no light on when set is off.
asked 5 years, 4 months ago
dennyrene
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answer 1
mine also has a red light when off
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
reyerbrandt
Phoenix, AZ
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answer 2
My PN50B450 has a red light when the TV is off, that's my only complaint so far. The light turns off when the TV is turned on though.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
John78
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answer 3
newer models dont have this light at the bottom of the tv. only older models have the light on the bottom.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
eaisha
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does this tv feature the red touch of color accents?

the specifications on the website say that it is not a feature but all photos seem to have it.
asked 4 years, 11 months ago
Anonymous
on PN50B450B1D
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answer 1
yes
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
zack40
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answer 2
I just received my PN50B450 on November 14, 2009 and it does have red accents. For the most part it looks black, but when in the right light you can see the reds.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
John78
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answer 3
No it does not.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
dirkdigg
Fairbanks AK
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WHAT CAN I DO TO UPGRADE THIS DEVICE?

I AM NOT SATISFIED WITH THE QUALITY OF THE SCREEN RESOLUTION. i AM NOTICING RED LIGHTS OR DOTS ON SCREEN HERE AND THERE, NOT ALWAYS. WHAT FEATURES DOES MY PLASMA HAVE? -Jorge
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
SAMHOME6775
MIAMI, FL
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answer 1
Thank you for contacting Samsung.

We're sorry to hear you're encountering this issue. We recommend you review the following troubleshooting article to help you better determine what the issue may be.

http://www.samsung.com/us/support/SupportOwnersFAQPopup.do?faq_id=FAQ00022569&fm_seq=22737

If the issue persists, we suggest you file a service request.

http://www.samsung.com/us/support/service/request

If you have any additional questions, we suggest your refer to your product manual or the product support page on our website, where you'll find a comprehensive troubleshooting guide, FAQs and How-Tos, as well as manual & firmware downloads.

http://www.samsung.com/us/support/owners/product/PN50B450B1D

Thank you for being a Samsung customer!

The Samsung Online Support Team
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
SamsungTech73
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answer 2
I'm sorry for any inconvenience this may have been to you. We have a guide that shows you how to use the Self Diagnosis feature. Here's the link: http://support-us.samsung.com/cyber/popup/iframe/pop_troubleshooting_fr.jsp?idx=405104&modelname=PN50B450B1D&modelcode=&session_id=PSPkvdBY501jDHm5FpjtvfynLzxlyD2cy2RXjSz67PYhDn3Wp1hw%21-1240397946%21858796491%211339182948160

If the problem persists, please contact us at 1-800-SAMSUNG, or if you want to come through a social media channel, we have a couple options for you:

If you have a Twitter account, go here or to this URL:
http://twitter.com/#!/samsungsupport
Having a transaction number or model number and serial number handy ahead of time will be helpful.

If you have Facebook, go here to this URL:
http://www.facebook.com/SamsungSupport
Click on the "Support Form" button.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
SamsungTech42
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What's the difference between the PN50B450 and PN50B430?

asked 5 years, 5 months ago
hlam
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The main differences between the two sets are that the B450 has FilterBright, composite connections on the side and a PC input.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
MrSamsung
Samsung HQ
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What is the length and width of the stand?

asked 5 years, 4 months ago
Stephen
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The length and width of the stand for the PN50B450 is 25.9" wide by 12.4" deep.

Mr.Samsung
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
MisterSamsung
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what if my screen goes black all of a sudden?

asked 5 years, 2 months ago
GTZ337
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If you screen goes black for no specific reason, please contact 800-SAMSUNG. Unfortunately, with the information you have provided, I can not accurately diagnose your set.

-MrSamsung
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
MrSamsung
Samsung HQ
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How does pixel shift (and other anti-burn in technology) work?

I've read about calibrating plasma sets and many mention to not use the 4:3 setting with grey or black sides to avoid a line between the side and the picture. Is this something I should not need to worry about anymore? I'd prefer not to watch my older DVDs stretched out or zoomed in. Is the pixel shifting happening as I watch television and completely transparent to me? Does anything happen when the television is off to prevent burn in?
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
Anonymous
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Although officially, none of the Samsung Plasmas require a break-in period or suffer from burn-in, I would still suggest you follow some simple steps to ensure the long life of your unit. Make sure that your anti-burn-in features, such as the pixelshift (which shifts the pixels a predetermined distance to "refresh" the pixels with a different image) and scrolling functions (which allows for the mass reset of all the pixels on the screen at once), are active and working properly. Also make sure that you do not leave a static image on the screen for too long. With these features, you should be able to view your 4:3 content with out much worry.

-MrSamsung
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
MrSamsung
Samsung HQ
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what does the 2009 DTV S4 firmware.exe include/add to my PN50B450?

asked 5 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
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answer 1
Due to the website overhaul, some of the features are not working yet. One of these features is the firmware summary. Although I do not have any info on what has changed with the firmware, please keep checking back on Samsung.com for any updated info on this and any other product line.

-MrSamsung
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
MrSamsung
Samsung HQ
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What is the Native Contrast Resolution and the Dynamic Resolution for the PN5Bb450? All the specs say is mega contrast resolution.

asked 5 years, 6 months ago
Jerry
Plano, TX
on PN50B450B1D
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Thanks for the question! I have about all the same information as you do in regards to specs. The contrast ratio is "Mega Contrast", but I do not have the numbers. I will say that you should keep checking back on Samsung.com for any updated information.

Thanks again :)
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
MrSamsung
Samsung HQ
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What is the difference between model PN50B450B1D and model PN50B450?

asked 5 years, 7 months ago
ying
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There is no real difference between the two sets. The PN50B450 model number is just the generic model number that is used to describe all of the subsequent model numbers within that series of sets.

I hope this has helped you out :)
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
MrSamsung
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difference between 1080 & 720

asked 5 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
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1080i and 720p are both current BROADCAST resolutions which were introduced at the same time when HIGH DEFINITION TELEVISION was introduced to the United States. They are both great formats and each one has its merit.

1080i is often considered to be better, due to its greater resolution but this is subjective. 720p often looks as good as 1080i and you would be hard pressed to tell the difference.

1080i is an interlaced format which means that the odd lines are written first then the even ones are filled in afterward.1080i can seem to have more detail,and is more suited to programs which have slow moving action. interlacing usually has certain inherent artifacts ,such as jagged edges and flickering which are sometimes noticeable when the camera is panning.

720p is a progressive format , which means that all of the lines are written at once and in succession, (one right after the other).Progressive scanning often produces a smoother, clearer, more watchable image, and depending on your television, there may be no perceivable loss of detail, unless you are one who insists on splitting hairs.720p is often used by networks which are sports oriented,because it works well with programs which contain a lot of fast action, although many networks may also have chosen it based on equipment cost at the beginning of the HDTV roll out.

The newest resolution is 1080p, which combines the attributes of 1080i and 720p, by giving you the greater perceived detail of 1080i, along with the smoothness and consistency of 720p.There is a catch though. In most cases, unless your screen is larger than 50" you may not see a difference in clarity. Any perceived difference is usually due to video settings and or contrast ratio.Samsung's current plasma's are rated as "Mega Contrast" which mega means 1,000,000.

A word of advice, don't agonize over resolutions. I currently own a PN42B450 Samsung plasma which happens to be 720p and it looks great, you would be hard pressed to tell the difference between my plasma and a 1080p version.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
slamjazz2003
Long Island, NY
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are plasma tvs good for wii gaming

are plasma tvs good for wii gaming
asked 5 years, 5 months ago
ynvstephanie
on PN50B450B1D
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Plasmas are great for any gaming! They do need some extra care though. To prevent burn-in, we added the Pixel Shift feature which shifts the pixels up or down, left or right to help prevent static image retention. Also you can help the pixel shift system work by making sure a static image is not on the screen for too long.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
MrSamsung
Samsung HQ
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Universal Remote?

Does this panel work with a universal remote? If so, what is the code required?
asked 5 years, 3 months ago
Anonymous
on PN50B450B1D
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Although i can say that yes this unit can work with a universal remote, I can not give you the codes. The reason for this is that every remote manufacturer has a different system they use to input the IR codes. In order to get the proper codes, please contact your remote's manufacturer.

-MrSamsung
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
MrSamsung
Samsung HQ
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What should be used to clean the screen?

asked 5 years, 4 months ago
Anonymous
on PN50B450B1D
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screen cleaners can be purchased at samsungparts.com or go to google and put in screen cleaners for other options. can also be cleaned with a little bit of vinager and water or a cloth. place a little cleaner on cloth and rub screen lightly. do not spray directly on screen.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
eaisha
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grey bands top and bottom

I just put up 50' plasma, 780, and am using Comcast HD. Can't get rid of the grey borders top and bottom. Using 16:9 screen size.
Any suggestions?
Thanks
asked 5 years, 4 months ago
Anonymous
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Hm, that is a bit odd. You have the setting on teh TV correct. I would say do into your cable box and make sure the settings are for it to display the content on normal mode, and not stretched or even wide screen. On normal, you should get teh picture to the TV the way it was supposed to be displayed with out the cable box modifying the picture.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
MrSamsung
Samsung HQ
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Do discrete codes exist for all 3 HDMI ports

i would like to program my universal remote such that it can pick between the 3 HDMI ports by issuing just one command. I would rather not have the remote issue multiple commands to select the HDMI port.

Does the PN50B450 have a discrete IR code for each of the three HDMI ports?
asked 5 years, 1 month ago
KSB1
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answer 1
Although I do not have the slightest idea as to how to use these codes, the provided picture shows the codes.
Here is a text version of it:

HDMI Toggle 8B Toggle Key
1 E9
2 BE
3 C2
Image(s)
User submitted image
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
MrSamsung
Samsung HQ
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how do you hook up ear phones to our tv

how do you hookk up a set of ear phones on our tv
asked 5 years, 1 month ago
jonnaandjake
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On the PN50B450, there really is only one way to connect headphones. In order to do so, you would need to connect the headphones via an RCA to 3.5mm female connector to the red/white audio outputs on the TV. Even then, since the RCA audio outputs on this unit is a fixed pass through type of connection, you would need some sort of intermediary device to control the volume, since the TV doe not have control of the volume coming out of the analogue and digital audio outputs.

-MrSamsung
answered 5 years ago
MrSamsung
Samsung HQ
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Reply To Computer Conections

I bought this tv and liked the fact it had the PC connection. I went and bought high qualitly (not HD) but a good expensive PC monitor cable. And I was very disapointed with the quality through the PC connection. Im hooking it up to a HP laptop which has S-video, USB and the PC monitor outputs. Is there any way I can go from USB to HDMI or from S-video to HDMI? And if I could, would I get sound along with my video? If I cant get a good connection here I will probably have to bring this TV back.... and other than that I am ultimatly happy with the TV.
asked 4 years, 11 months ago
dirkdigg
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answer 1
I'm sorry you are having an issue with your device. If there is a s-video to HDMI cable, then you are more then welcome to use that. Actually, you are more then welcome to use any connection on the market to connect your laptop to your TV. However, due to hardware limitations on modern day PCs, the audio will have to be sent via a different connector onto the TV (page 15 of the user's manual). The reason you are probably having a hard time adjusting the picture to look good is b/c your laptop's resolution is not compatible with the TV. Please try adjusting the resolution on the laptop to match that of the TV (1024 x 768@60Hz)

-MrSamsung
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
MrSamsung
Samsung HQ
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how can i tell when my tv is putting out at 600hz?

when i hook up anything it only reads its putting out 60 hz when the tv was advertised to put out at 600 hz. How can i tell. my dvd upconverter is hooked up thru hdmi and my ps3 is hooked up thru component.
asked 4 years, 11 months ago
jimmybee
on PN50B450B1D
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All Samsung Plasma TVs offer a technology called 600Hz subfield motion. Basically for the 600Hz sub-field motion, the television shows you the image at the same refresh rate (60Hz) but flashes the individual pixels faster so the images appear smoother. In this case it flashes the pixels 10 times faster then normal. So 60 fps x 10 sub-field = 600 flashes of the pixels per second. This makes the images seem much smoother on the screen but it does not increase the actual frames per second. It is not exactly the same as the Hz on the LCD/LED Samsung TVs (which ultimately raise the frame rates of the images) and can not be toggled on or off since it is always on, but uses similar technologies.

-MrSamsung
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
MrSamsung
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What are chances of Burn in on this TV

asked 4 years, 10 months ago
JesseP
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Although technically, plasma burn-in is a rare occurnace, I would still suggest you follow some simple steps to ensure the long life of your unit. Make sure that your anti-burn-in features, such as the pixelshift and scrolling functions, are active and working properly. Also make sure that you do not leave a static image on the screen for too long.

-MrSamsung
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
MrSamsung
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