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What with all the hoo-ha Samsung creates around its LED TVs, its plasma offerings often go unnoticed. Every now and again, though, the company cooks up a cracking plasma telly at a bargain price, such as last year's PS50C6900. This year's follow-up model, the PS51D6900, looks just as good on paper, but how does it perform in reality? This 51-inch, 1080p, 3D-capable plasma TV will set you back around £1,000.The 51-inch screen size may be a break from the norm, but Samsung has once again come up with an attractive TV. The brushed-metal effect on the narrow bezel looks sexy and the transparent lip that runs around the outer edge of the TV is thoroughly charming. It's not quite as impressive as some of Samsung's super-slim LED offerings, but it's still one of the better-looking sets around at the moment. With four HDMI ports, as well as a wealth of other connection options, including Scart, component and composite, you should have no problems connecting up set-top boxes, games consoles and other bits of kit to this TV. But it's worth noting that, like many of today's slimline models, the Scart and component connections are made using small adaptor cables. The TV also has two USB ports and integrated Wi-Fi, so you don't have to use the Ethernet port on the rear to hook it up to your broadband router.
The Samsung PS51D6900 sells for a paltry £1,300, despite its active 3D technology and 51-inch screen. Its unusual screen size doesn't seem to have made its body bigger than Samsung's 50-inch sets, thanks to a narrow bezel that is finished in attractive deep grey and tastefully offset by some transparent trim. The bodywork lacks the dazzle of Samsung's D7000 and D8000-series edge LED TVs, but it's undoubtedly a looker.Samsung's new Smart TV platform improves on the previous Internet@TV service by dramatically increasing the amount of content available to browsers and by revamping the user interface. The PS51D6900, like most mid-range to high-end sets, employs 600Hz sub-field driving to improve motion fluency and general image stability and also benefits from one of Samsung's new Clear Image Panels with anti-reflection filtering.Joining the PS51D6900 in the D6900 series is the 59-inch PS59D6900, but there are other 3D models above and below, too. Samsung's entry-level 3D model is the PS43D490 (note that this has an inch more than the usual 42-inch TVs too), which costs barely half as much but doesn't have a full HD resolution, a Freeview HD tuner, or any Smart TV online capability.