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Samsung 51D550 (PL51D550 / PS51D550 / PN51D550)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 506 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. Views about the sound and design are on the whole positive. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas views about the energy efficiency and reliability are mixed.

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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 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 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. Views about the sound and size are overall positive. The price and usability also get good reviews.

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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

Sep, 2016

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 reviews, whereas there are some critical comments about the glare and reliability.

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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)

Sep, 2016

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

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: 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: BLANCA R. (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: 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

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