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Samsung plasma does 2D well, 3D for less

Among the better 2D performers available, the Samsung PNC7000 series plasma also delivers 3D for less than the competition.

The Samsung PNC7000 performs well with both 2D and 3D sources. Sarah Tew/CNET

As the least expensive plasma TV for 2010 to feature 3D compatibility, the Samsung PNC7000 series will strike a chord of interest with those who care both about the picture-quality advantages of plasma over LCD--such as improved uniformity and off-angle viewing--and about that much-hyped third dimension. And judging from the four 3D models we've reviewed, plasma provides a significant advantage over LCD for 3D picture quality, too. That said, the excellent overall 2D image on the Samsung PNC7000 series is what matters most to us, despite a few niggles that keep it from the very top of the class. A comprehensive feature set and slick, slim styling sweeten the deal even further, making the PNC7000 one of the most impressive plasmas we've seen so far.

Read the full review of the Samsung PNC7000 series.