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Samsung 51D550 (PS51D550 / PN51D550)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 515 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the usability and design are on the whole positive. The sound and value for money are also appreciated. There are some negative opinions about the build quality.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Samsung 51D550 (PS51D550 / PN51D550) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 40 user reviews of Samsung 51D550 (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.

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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

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 201 user reviews of Samsung 51D550 (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.

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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)

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Love My Samsung!

 

I picked up the Samsung 51" D550 from Sears on the 12th. I'd only discovered the TV online a couple hours before buying it. Always wanted a Samsung and once I saw it in the store, I was sold. Had to have it. Received a pair [2] of Samsung's new 3100...

Picture Quality is outstanding ; Blacks are deep and rich, Colors are rich and life-like ; Settings are very, very customizable ; Audio is surprisingly excellent. Very clear and loud ; No buzzing ; 3D is also great

No ARC channel, Audio Return Channel, and you must step to the 8000 for that feature

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Awesome picture

 

I would recommend

This is our first plasma

Non hd not so clear which is probably a setting

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great buy1!

 

i like everything i seen so far in my opinion if u wanna go 3d get the PN51D550 good price great tv all around good deal

none i seen yet

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great tv, very surprised.

 

we were shopping for tv for newly remodeled basement,we were getting ready to check out when we walked past the 3d tvs, my wife put the glasses on and that was it.we looked at them all and picked this one. when we got it all mounted and hooked up we...

great picture,3d is amazing,decent price.also like that you can turn 2d tv into 3d tv with a push of a button,the sales guy never said anything about it

3d glasses are expensive,but they all are

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Love My Samsung!

 

I picked up the Samsung 51" D550 from Sears on the 12th. I'd only discovered the TV online a couple hours before buying it. Always wanted a Samsung and once I saw it in the store, I was sold. Had to have it. Received a pair [2] of Samsung'... Expand...

Picture Quality is outstanding ; Blacks are deep and rich, Colors are rich and life-like ; Settings are very, very customizable ; Audio is surprisingly excellent. Very clear and loud ; No buzzing ; 3D is also great

No ARC channel, Audio Return Channel, and you must step to the 8000 for that feature

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
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

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

Energy Information

Energy Efficiency Class (EU):C
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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