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Samsung 51D550 (PL51D550 / PS51D550 / PN51D550)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 617 reviews of Samsung 51D550 (PL51D550 / PS51D550 / PN51D550). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and sound. The usability and price are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the reliability and glare. There are some negative views about the energy efficiency.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Samsung 51D550 (PL51D550 / PS51D550 / PN51D550) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung 51D550 (PL51D550 / PS51D550 / PN51D550)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Samsung 51D550 (PL51D550 / PS51D550 / PN51D550) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the sound and size. The price and usability are also appreciated.

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89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung PS51D550 51-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p 3D Plasma TV with Freeview HDSamsung PS51D550 51-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p 3D Plasma TV with Freeview HD

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung 51D550 (PL51D550 / PS51D550 / PN51D550)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 147 user reviews of Samsung 51D550 (PL51D550 / PS51D550 / PN51D550) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com. People really like the sound and design. The usability and price also get good views. The glare and reliability get critical views.

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reliability, glare

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung PN51D550 51-Inch 1080p 600 Hz 3D Plasma HDTV (Black) [2011 MODEL] (2011 Model)Samsung PN51D550 51-Inch 1080p 600 Hz 3D Plasma HDTV (Black) [2011 MODEL] (2011 Model)

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Samsung PN51D550C1F

 

If you want a big screen that can display 3D, but don't want to spend a lot of money, the 51-inch Samsung PN51D550C1F plasma HDTV is a solid choice, as long as you can live without integrated Web apps.

Inexpensive. Effective power-saving Standard mode that halves energy consumption.

No Web apps. Shadow details aren't the best for a plasma display. 3D shows some crosstalk.

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Jul, 2011

Expert review by: David Kender (televisioninfo.com)

Samsung PN51D550

 

The Samsung PN51D550 is a well-equipped plasma with solid performance and features like 3D display and DLNA support, while maintaining a price point well below Samsung's top-of-the-line models. The elegant design and comfortable user interface...

The Samsung PN51D550 offers solid color performance, a great viewing angle, and great local media features, all wrapped in an elegant design. It’s certainly not the best Samsung plasma, but it does offer a lot of value for the money. The inclusion of...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

HyperKore HK-Xtreme

 

This gaming desktop, for all its uniqueness and flash, is a little pricey.

Good build quality. Lots of room for upgrades.

No monitor or speakers included in price.

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Jul, 2005

Expert review by: (hdtvuniverse.com)

Samsung PN51D550 Review – 51-inch Plasma HDTV

 

The 3D ready model from Samsung is launched with a special screen, offering various versions of a particular screen. It offers 2D to 3D up-conversion features to enhance the quality of the normal and 2D content and make these enjoyable just like the...

However, your option to access a large collection of online content and apps is restricted due to the unavailability of any internet connection options. When some other models previewed by the manufacturer offer efficient wireless connectivity through...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: David Kender (reviewed.com)

Samsung PN51D550

 

A scientific, in-depth analysis with side-by-side comparisons

The Samsung PN51D550 offers solid color performance, a great viewing angle, and great local media features, all wrapped in an elegant design. It’s certainly not the best Samsung plasma, but it does offer a lot of value for the money. The inclusion of...

Jun, 2011

Recommended!

Expert review by: John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung PS51D550

 

Samsung's PS51D550 might not have any Smart TV features, but it does deliver unexpectedly good pictures for an almost unbelievably low price.

Great value ; Good looks for a budget TV ; Great pictures for the money, especially with 3D

Crosstalk during some dark 3D scenes ; No smart TV features ; Screen is rather reflective

Just as the PS51D8000 showed how far Samsung has come since 2010 with its flagship plasma TVs, so the PS51D550 shows how far the brand has progressed at the value end of its plasma proposition, too. In fact, weirdly it’s actually a better 3D performer...

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: BLANCA R. (newegg.com)

DON'T BUY!

 

I bought this tv at what I thought was a deal but 1 year and 2 months after purchse it popped and it was too expensive to get it fixed. I do not recommend it. It did look beautiful while it worked. I will not buy samsung again no matter what the deal.

broke after 1yr 2 mos

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: Anthony O. (newegg.com)

Great buy.

 

Some people have had issues with the brightness like someone else said, but just screw around with different picture settings till you find the sweet spot. 5 stars for the great price and quality.

This tv is everything I expected, great picture, great color depth, my ps3 turns on the tv which is great that they're compatible. I got it when it was on sale which is the best time to get it, it was the best plasma for the price.

I did notice the brightness fluctuation, but after fine tuning some of the color settings and messing around with different modes, I don't see it anymore.

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: Lite (newegg.com)

Great buy.

 

Some people have had issues with the brightness like someone else said, but just screw around with different picture settings till you find the sweet spot. 5 stars for the great price and quality.

This tv is everything I expected, great picture, great color depth, my ps3 turns on the tv which is great that they're compatible. I got it when it was on sale which is the best time to get it, it was the best plasma for the price

I did notice the brightness fluctuation, but after fine tuning some of the color settings and messing around with different modes, I don't see it anymore

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: isabel (newegg.com)

51" PANASONIC HDTV

 

Clear picture ; Full screen ; Amazing colors ; Wall mountable ; Nicely made/ pretty tv ; Can be hooked up to the internet via the computer

no wifi even with adapter

Jun, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse / SRS TheaterSound / SRS TheaterSound HD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:10 / 20

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes
Energy Star certified: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes

Display

3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Color Depth:18
Comb Filter:Digital
Contrast ratio (dynamic):2000000:1 / 200000:1
Display Diagonal:51
Display Diagonal (metric):50.8
Display number of colors:262144 colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Dynamic contrast ratio marketing name:Mega Contrast
HD type:Full HD
High frequency rate:600
Noise reduction: Yes
Response Time:0.001
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080p
Viewable size diagonal:51

Energy Management

AC input voltage:100 - 240 / 220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:231
Energy efficiency compliance:C
Input frequency:50/60
Power consumption (max):350
Power consumption (sleep mode):110
Power consumption (standby):0.3 / 1
Power consumption (typical):158

Ergonomics

VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:400 x 400

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, AC3, AMR, HE-AAC, LPCM, MP3, RA-Lossless, RealAudio, WMA / AAC, AC3, AMR, LPCM, MP3, RA-Lossless, RealAudio, WMA
Video compression format:3GP, ASF, AVI, DIVX, FLV, H.263, H.264, M-JPEG, MKV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, RMVB, TS, VOB, WMV9
Video formats supported:3GP,ASF,AVI,DIVX,FLV,H.263,H.264,M-JPEG,MKV,MP4,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4,RMVB,TS,VOB,WMV9

Indication

Power LED: Yes
Stand-by LED: Yes

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):N
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): No
Handheld remote control: Yes
Number of OSD languages:29
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-in-Picture: Yes
Remote Control Type:TM950
Sleep Timer: Yes
Smart modes:Game

Networking

Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Wi-Fi: No
Wi-Fi ready:Y
WLAN-ready: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes

Packaging Data

Box depth:13
Box depth (imperial):13
Box height:32.8
Box height (imperial):32.8
Box width:51.2
Box width (imperial):51.2
Package depth:13
Package height:32.8
Package weight:71.2 / 73.9
Package weight (imperial):73.9
Package width:51.2

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
Audio (L,R) out:1
Audio input for DVI: Yes
Common interface (CI): No
Common interface Plus (CI+): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1 / 2
Composite video in:1
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):Anynet+
Digital audio optical out:1
DVI port: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:2 / 4
HDMI version:1.4 / 1.4a
Headphone outputs:1
PC Audio in: Yes
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
RF ports quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240 / 220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:231
Energy efficiency class:C
Input frequency:50/60
Power consumption (max):350
Power consumption (sleep):110
Power consumption (standby):0.3 / 1
Power consumption (typical):158

Smart TV

Internet TV: Yes

Storage

Card reader integrated: No

Technical Details

Color of product:Black
Game mode: Yes

Teletext

Teletext function: Yes

TV Tuner

Auto channel search: Yes
Digital signal format system:ATSC / DVB-C, DVB-S2, DVB-T / DVB-C, DVB-T
Number of tuners:1
Tuner Type:Digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.2 / 2.24
Depth (with stand):12
Height:28.2
Height (with stand):31 / 31.4
Product weight:48.1
Product weight (lb):48.1
Set depth (inch):2.2
Set depth (with stand) (inch):12
Set height (inch):28.2
Set height (with stand) (inch):31.00
Set width (inch):47.1
Set width (with stand) (inch):47.1
Weight:48.1
Weight with stand:57.3 / 57.5
Width:47.1
Width (with stand):47.1