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Samsung 51D550 (PL51D550 / PS51D550 / PN51D550)

Samsung 51D550 (PL51D550 / PS51D550 / PN51D550)
alaScore 89

376 reviews

Sep, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 376 reviews of Samsung 51D550 (PL51D550 / PS51D550 / PN51D550). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People are impressed by the sound and design. The usability and price also get good feedback, whereas views are divided on the glare.

image quality, price, usability, design, sound

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 89/100 = 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 39 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. People are impressed by the sound and size. The price and usability also get good views.

image quality, usability, price, size, sound

90% 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 HD Samsung PS51D550 51-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p 3D Plasma TV with Freeview HD

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 139 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. Views about the sound and design are on the whole positive. The usability and price are also appreciated. Views are divided on the energy efficiency, while many are negative about the glare and reliability.

image quality, price, usability, design, sound

reliability, glare

83% 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)

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

Samsung PN51D550C1F

 

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

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.

Sep, 2011
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Expert review by: David Elrich (digitaltrends.com)

Samsung PN51D550

 

Samsung D550 series information: This review is based on our hands-on experience with the 51-inch PN51D550 TV. However, our observations also apply to the two other sizes in Samsung's D550 series of Plasma TVs, including the 59-inch PN59D550 and...

Most affordable active-shutter 51-inch 3D HDTV available (as of publishing) ; Comes with two pair of active-shutter glasses ; Still can’t beat plasma blacks, contrast, color accuracy and smooth motion

No Web apps (Netflix, etc.) ; Remote not backlit ; Plasma still has reflectivity issues

We’ve seen the Samsung PN51D550 for under $900 on legitimate online sites, which is really a great deal. If you can live without Internet apps this is an excellent choice.

Aug, 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: (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: 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

Consumer review by: Staffochi (newegg.com)

Still has image "popping" issue

 

Samsung support deserves a real black eye for this. It's all over their forums but there's never an answer from Samsung.

Incredible image quality (i MUCH prefer plasma to LCD "hyper real" looks) ; Great value (got the "D" series for $760, right as the "E" came out) ; Has 4 HDMI (most literature says it has 2 or 3) ; 3D effect is at least as good as theatre experience....

Only really flaw, and why it doesn't get 5 eggs, is that the brightness/contrast tends to fluctuate randomly and jarringly. I had heard about this issue but thought it was resolved. Unfortunately, even with latest firmware, it's still happening. Would...

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: dave (newegg.com)

bad move newegg

 

dropped the sale to $$$ off and you still havent fixed the details. i so would have rather payed newegg for this tv when it was $$$ off if i knew i was going to get PN51D550C1F with the correct specs. I am not hurt by this and will still continue to...

cool great sale $$$ off ; great tv for price

the detail specs for this model number are not correct so if you noticed i didnt by the tv from newegg. i bought it at best buy for $$ more dollars. yes i had to pay more but i know that im getting exactly what i want and its what its supposed to be

Jan, 2012

Product Specifications

Configuration

2D to 3D Conversion: Yes
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
DLNA certified: No
DVB-C:DVB-C (MPEG4) / No
DVB-S: No
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG4)
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: No
HDTV: Yes
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player:Audio/Video
PC Streaming: No
Picture and Picture (PAP): No
Picture and Text (PAT): No
Picture in Picture (PIP):1 Tuner PIP
Processor Cores:Single-Core
USB Recording: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No
Web Browser: No
Web Content Access: No

Connectivity

CI Plus: No
DLNA certified: Yes
DVI Interface: Yes
Ethernet: Yes
Front AV Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
Headphone Output: Yes
Memory Stick: No
PC Streaming:Audio/Video
S-Video: No
Secure Digital Card: No
USB: Yes
VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:No / WiFi Ready
YUV Interface: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:Not Applicable / not VESA compatible

Display

4K Upscaling: No
Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:600
Frequency:100 Hertz
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight: No
LED Technology: No

Energy Information

Energy Efficiency Class (EU):C / Unknown
Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

3D:3D READY / Yes
3D Technology:Shutter Glasses
Product Type:Plasma
Screen Format:16:9
Type:Plasma
Type of Monitor:Plasma
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