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Just wondering if theres any differnce between the Samsung PN43D430 and PN43D450.

From different review sites, Ive seen different resolutions claimed for both models. 1024x768, 1280x720, and 366x768.

Can anyone provide any insight?


Additionally, where would you prefer to buy a TV? Best Buy, Target, or WalMart?

Thanks (:
post #2 of 7
The differences are the features and the cabinet color.

The D430 has the following features -
[*] Wide Color Enhancer Technology that optimizes hues on a TV and expands the color range for a more vivid viewing experience.
[*] ConnectShare™ JPEG Technology that enables a user to access camcorder videos and music libraries directly on a TV screen.
[*] Eco Sensor
[*] Game Mode Mode in which a user can play video games on an LCD television.
[*] Anynet+™ (HDMI-CEC) Technology that allows one remote to control all digital devices in a home theater/entertainment system.
[*] DTV Tuner Built-in An internal receiver that enables a TV to utilize Digital Television technology.


Cabinet is Glossy Black with Blue black gradation

http://www.samsung.com/us/video/tvs/PN43D430A3DXZA-specs

The D450 has the following features -
[*] Wide Color Enhancer Technology that optimizes hues on a TV and expands the color range for a more vivid viewing experience.
[*] ConnectShare™ JPEG Technology that enables a user to access camcorder videos and music libraries directly on a TV screen.
[*] Eco Sensor
[*] Game Mode Mode in which a user can play video games on an LCD television.
[*] Anynet+™ (HDMI-CEC) Technology that allows one remote to control all digital devices in a home theater/entertainment system.
[*] HDTV Tuner Built-in An internal receiver that enables a TV to utilize Digital Television technology.
[*] Auto Channel Search Function that seeks out available channels and automatically programs them for easy cycling.
[*] Auto Power Off Function that automatically powers down television to save energy if no signal is present.
[*] Auto Volume Leveler Function that caps volume on loud advertisements so that they're more consistent with programming.
[*] Clock & On/Off Timer
[*] Closed Captioning DTV Tuner Built-in [/B][/B]
[*] Sleep Timer
[*] V-Chip Allows parents to block inappropriate movies and programs based upon their FCC rating.

Cabinet is Glossy black

It also has a PC Audio Input jack. The 430 does not.

http://www.samsung.com/us/video/tvs/PN43D450A2DXZA-specs#

Best Buy has a no restocking fee until Jan 24th in case of return. I'm not sure if Walmart or Target has the same. I suggest go with whoever has the best price and even more important the best return policy.

There is also a D440, very similar to the D450. The only difference I see is the cabinet color - Glossy Black with gray gradation.

http://www.samsung.com/us/video/tvs/PN43D440A5DXZA-specs


Good Luck
post #3 of 7
Yeah, the differences are not substantial at all. Unless that 450 is the exact same price, I would not bother picking it up over the 430.

99% of my HDTVs have come from either Costco or Sam's Club. The prices are better, any returns are easier, and additional 1yr warranty added @ Costco.

I actually bought the PN43D440 a couple months ago for my parents (replaced an archaic rear projection CRT they were using in the den). It was on sale at Sam's for $448, and is on sale until tonight for $399.99. Although it is a 1024x768 panel, the picture is still very nice, and the colors are great. They actually like the picture on that set more than the 42" 1080P Vizio I got them a couple years ago for Christmas. Up close you can see the imperfections but at the right viewing distance, its a solid HDTV. Also very energy efficient for a plasma.
 
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Yeah, the differences are not substantial at all. Unless that 450 is the exact same price, I would not bother picking it up over the 430.
99% of my HDTVs have come from either Costco or Sam's Club. The prices are better, any returns are easier, and additional 1yr warranty added @ Costco.
I actually bought the PN43D440 a couple months ago for my parents (replaced an archaic rear projection CRT they were using in the den). It was on sale at Sam's for $448, and is on sale until tonight for $399.99. Although it is a 1024x768 panel, the picture is still very nice, and the colors are great. They actually like the picture on that set more than the 42" 1080P Vizio I got them a couple years ago for Christmas. Up close you can see the imperfections but at the right viewing distance, its a solid HDTV. Also very energy efficient for a plasma.

I ended up getting the D430. Gorgeous so far. Reflection seems to be a bit of an issue though :X Any suggestions / recommendations?
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Reflections and glare are the big trade offs when selecting a plasma display. There isn't much you can do other than carefully picking where to position the screen and managing your light sources. In my particular case, wall mounting and angling the TV slightly down towards the seating position minimized reflections- you're just going to have to play around, adjust, and see what works best for you.
 
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Reflections and glare are the big trade offs when selecting a plasma display. There isn't much you can do other than carefully picking where to position the screen and managing your light sources. In my particular case, wall mounting and angling the TV slightly down towards the seating position minimized reflections- you're just going to have to play around, adjust, and see what works best for you.

I was planning on wall mounting + angling down :3. Any suggestion on good mounts?
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I was planning on wall mounting + angling down :3. Any suggestion on good mounts?

This is the exact mount I ordered for the HDTV: http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=109&cp_id=10828&cs_id=1082806&p_id=8586&seq=1&format=2

Great price and fast shipping. The arm that allows the TV to swing out from the wall is a little stiff, but rarely is that feature even used. Its rock solid on the wall too, I'm not at all concerned that it will fall off the wall if my parents decide to play around with it (or even hang on it biggrin.gif).

Just a couple tips for the install:

- Use a slightly larger drill bit for the lag bolt pilot holes

- Use a little liquid soap on the lag bolts when putting them in the wall. Even with a larger pilot hole and the leverage of a 1/2" socket wrench, there was still some real resistance in getting the lag bolts into the studs. The soap will act as a lubricant and made things much easier for me.

- You can do everything solo, although hanging the TV on the mount on the wall is a lot easier with someone holding the TV and another person guiding it.
 
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