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Samsung 51D550 (PS51D550 / PN51D550)

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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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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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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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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

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Great TV excellent picture

 

I got a PN50C680 from Bbuy in late February and much to my dismay Samsung changed the technology on the 3D glasses. So I begrudgingly returned my TV and 3D glasses and it turned out to be the best thing. The new 3D glasses seems to give less eyestrain...

Great 2D and 3D picture. 3D this year is easier to watch on the Samsung Glasses than last years 3D glasses, seems like less eye strain

None so far

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Panasonic's got it tough this year

 

I originally purchased the 50c680 about 3 weeks before the release of this one. I enjoyed that TV significantly but hearing that this guy was thinner and lighter, and new, i had to switch. I am pleased to say my upgrade was worth it. I had a hard time...

Bluetooth 3d glasses, slimmer bezel, wider screen, lighter weight, thinner, power efficient, minimal heat output, virtually no ghosting, 2d to 3d processor, enterprisingly good sound for flat panel, advanced picture menu

took replacing 2 units to get one without a bad panel (must have been a bad batch from best buy)

Product Specifications

Configuration

2D to 3D Conversion: Yes
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
DLNA certified: No
DVB-C: 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
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:WiFi Ready
YUV Interface: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:Not Applicable

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