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Samsung 50B850 Series (PN50B850 / PS50B850 / PL50B850)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 reviews of Samsung 50B850 Series (PN50B850 / PS50B850 / PL50B850). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and energy efficiency. The price and design are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the black level and durability. There are some mixed views about the size.

image quality, design, price, energy, reliability

sound, usability, durability, black level

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Samsung 50B850 Series (PN50B850 / PS50B850 / PL50B850) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Samsung 50B850 Series (PN50B850 / PS50B850 / PL50B850) from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on People are impressed by the image quality.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung PS50B850 50 -inch LCD 1080 pixels 600 Hz Plasma TV

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Robert Heron (

Samsung PN50B850


The term "flat-screen television" has been used to describe any TV with a screen that isn't curved like a classic tube TV. The Samsung PN50B850 ($2,299.99 list) 1080p plasma, however, is a true "flat screen": At only 1.2 inches, it's the thinnest...

Thin panel design. Excellent color. Very good SD picture quality. Energy efficient. Tons of media features

Below-average picture contrast in a dark environment. Some white-balance inconsistencies. No de-judder feature

The Samsung PN50B850 packs great picture quality and numerous network multimedia features into a super-thin design.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: (

Samsung PN50B850 Review


In terms of performance, Samsung PN50B850 is on the same level with the models from the previous 650 series from the same company. One would wonder why spend more on this 50 inch plasma TV, if the performance is the same, but it would only mean that...

Good black levels (improved compared to last year) ; Highly accurate colors (better than Panasonic models) ; Solid video processing ; Solid standard definition processing

No S-video input ; Relatively expensive, being a slim model ; Though anti-glare performance is good, other models are better

As mentioned earlier, there is not much improvement over the 650 series from Samsung, when we talk about these models from the top of the line series. There are even tests that show that the black levels on 650 models are a tad better than on Samsung...



Expert review by: Campbell Simpson (

Samsung Series 8 (PS50B850) plasma television


The Samsung Series 8 (PS50B850) is a fantastic 50in plasma television. Along with the usual range of in-built multimedia features, plenty of inputs an...

Great contrast, super-thin design, great motion handling, decent power consumption for a plasma


Samsung's Series 8 (PS50B850) plasma television is a brilliant product. Almost-peerless picture quality, a great design and a range of integrated features make it yet another new Samsung TV we heartily recommend. You do pay for the privilege, but...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Campbell Simpson (

Samsung Series 8 (PS50B850) plasma television


A well-rounded Samsung plasma television with great picture quality

Great contrast, super-thin design, great motion handling, decent power consumption for a plasma


Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Philip Wong (

Samsung PS50B850


The Samsung PS50B850 is an attractively slim plasma TV that offers all the latest bells and whistles with good picture quality to boot.

Clean, sharp visuals ; Good blacks and natural colours ; YouTube playback ; DLNA network multimedia streaming ; Wi-Fi-ready ; Backlit remote ; Ultraslim, attractive design

Bezel rattles with strong bass ; Tight port placement incompatible with thick cables ; Stain magnet and scratch-prone ; Mismatched metal stand ; Slight buzzing noise

If you're willing to overlook the sound quality and the soft buzzing of the set in operation, the AU$4299 PS50B850 is good value for money. Unfortunately, it's still not a Kuro killer.

Jul, 2009

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Samsung PS50 B850 Plasma TV


This is a 50 inch monster, that because of its underlying plasma screen technology, is sizeable. It isn't ideal for wall mounting unless you have a particularly big area to cover, although it does look good, however you choose to place it.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Rasmus Larsen (

Samsung B850


Samsung PS50B850 is one of the best looking Samsung TVs today. Even though it's huge B850 is elegant because of the discreet and sharp lines.

Picture quality; Colour reproduction; Build quality & Functionality; HDTV and SD

Out-of-box settings; Loudspeakers; Minor phosphor trailing; Minor image retention

B850 impresses us! Samsung has taken a big step forward with the B850 series, which has stunning picture quality. The “Out-of-box” picture quality is mediocre, but after some minor actions B850 can achieve beautiful picture quality, supported by good...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Dave Jansen (

Samsung Series 8 PS50B850


The series 8 Plasma from Samsung is a remarkable panel. It isn't perfect but it is about as perfect as Plasma has gotten thus far.

Excellent image quality, Feature packed, Ultra thin, Attractive design, Great speakers

Slight Phosphor Lag but not a problem for most people

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: Micky J (

Samsung PS50B850


Fantastic TV. Best value plasma on the market.

Picture, Networking, design


Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Ron (

Samsung PS50B850


Bought this TV just before Christmas and it failed after 3 days (just bad luck?) and I had the unit replaced without a problem. The picture quality is the best I have seen (hence me buying this model).

Very slim when wallmounted, fantasically good picture, connectivity

Slight buzz (with bright pictures) and sound. I have an external amp so don't mind

Jan, 2010

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HD type:Full HD