Samsung PN51E530A3 Plasma HDTV Review$999.00
- Power Consumption
A look at the chart below should spell out a major problem with this TV. It costs a little over $50/year with the brightness maxed out. We don't recommend setting your brightness to 100, as 45 seems to be the optimal placement, but the fact that it can even tax the available electricity so heavily is shocking. It left similarly priced and more expensive plasmas in the dust; for a TV with no internet or 3D options, we're not sure why it needs so much power, but it's something to keep in mind for when the electricity bill shows up.