Samsung PN59D7000 Plasma 3D HDTV Review$2,599.00
If your peripherals are as modern as this TV, they should be eager to suckle at its electronic teat. The Samsung PN59D7000 has a recessed ledge facing downward, and one facing to the right, when looking at its back. On the side, you have a quartet of HDMI ports, a 3.5mm audio in, and two USB ports flanking an outnumbered optical audio output.
Facing down are the RF connector for cable or antennas, a VGA input, and a component video port (requires included adapter).There is also an Ethernet port for networking, and an EX-LINK port for service.
In addition to these visible ports, the Samsung PN59D7000 has integrated WiFi (b/g/n). You can use it for streaming internet features, or for DLNA connection to a computer with media files.
Port placement on TVs is trending towards the recessed 'L' for down- and right-facing connections, and away from the "most of the cables are sticking straight out from the back" approach. This makes sense, given how many modern televisions are wall-mountable. Although this forces you to have many HDMI cables spewing unattractively from the side of the TV, it avoids a more severe problem of potentially facing into a wall.