Samsung PS51D6900 review

Top value active 3D TV with impressive Smart TV multimedia capability

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Samsung ps51d6900

The PS51D6900 combines appealing looks and 51-inch images (versus the usual 50-inch) with a long feature list, inputs galore and – best of all – a really nice all-round picture performance, regardless of whether you're watching 2D or 3D.

We liked

The PS51D6900's sub-£1,300 price is very attractive for a set of this size and will be enough in itself to win many to its cause. It's also a good all-round performer with 2D and 3D, and offers an unprecedented amount of online capability, including plenty of video sources.

The onscreen menus are excellent, too, in the way they explain each feature when you select it.

We disliked

There are one or two odd organisational issues with the PS51D6900's onscreen menus and there's a touch more crosstalk with 3D viewing than we've seen with the very best 3D performers. Also, although the PS51D6900's glasses are cheaper than most 3D active shutter glasses, they're still more expensive than those used with passive 3D TVs (though the passive options require you to take a hit on 3D resolution).

Final Verdict

The PS51D6900 looks lovely in an understated way, its extra inch of picture is appreciated and, most importantly of all, its £1,300 price is very attractive for such a large active 3D TV. What really pleases the most, though, is that it backs its up-front appeal up with a very satisfying performance, be it in 2D or 3D mode.

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Tech Specs

Product TypePlasma TV
Scan Format1080p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-C (MPEG4), DVB-S2, DVB-T (MPEG4)
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports4
Number of SCART Interfaces1
Product Family6900
3D Type3D
Brand NameSamsung
Screen Size129.5 cm (51")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Wireless LANYes
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
Weight with Stand (Approximate)27.10 kg
VESA Mount Standard400 x 400
Operating Power Consumption350 W
Standby Power Consumption300 mW
RMS Output Power20 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
DLNA CertifiedYes
HDMI VersionHDMI 1.4
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand783.10 mm
Width with Stand1195.90 mm
Depth with Stand305 mm
Number of Common Interface1
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
3D TechnologyShutter
3D ConversionYes
3D Glasses RequiredYes
Enhanced Refresh Rate600 Hz
Height719.4 mm
Width1195.9 mm
Depth38 mm
ColourStructural Black
Sound SystemDolby Digital Plus, DTS, Surround Sound
Product Series6900
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesWeb Content Access, PC Streaming, Media Player, Teletext, Picture in Picture
Product ModelPS51D6900
Product NamePS51D6900 Plasma TV
Manufacturer Part NumberPS51D6900DKXXU
Manufacturer Website Address
Package Contents
  • PS51D6900 Plasma TV
  • Remote Control
  • Batteries
  • Manual
  • Adapter Cable
Weight (Approximate)22.40 kg