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Samsung 50B850 Series (PN50B850 / PS50B850 / PL50B850)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 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. Views about the energy efficiency and color are generally positive. The price and design are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative opinions about the black level and size.

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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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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung 50B850 Series (PN50B850 / PS50B850 / PL50B850)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Samsung 50B850 Series (PN50B850 / PS50B850 / PL50B850) from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality.

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

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

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Robert Heron (pcmag.com)

Samsung PN50B850

 

The Samsung PN50B850 is the thinnest big-screen HDTV we've seen, and its picture quality and features will turn heads.

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.

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Jun, 2009

Expert review by: (thebestplasmatv.com)

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...

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Expert review by: Campbell Simpson (goodgearguide.com.au)

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

Expensive

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 (pcworld.idg.com.au)

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

Expensive

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Philip Wong (cnet.com.au)

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

Expert review by: (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

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 (flatpanelshd.com)

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 (smarthouse.com.au)

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 (cnet.com.au)

Samsung PS50B850

 

Fantastic TV. Best value plasma on the market.

Picture, Networking, design

Sound

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Ron (cnet.com.au)

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

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:SRS TruSurround HD & Dolby Digital Plus / SRS TruSurround HD, DDP / SRS TS
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:30

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Color Depth:18
Comb Filter:3D
Contrast ratio (dynamic):3000000:1 / 300000:1
Contrast ratio (typical):50000:1
Display brightness:1500
Display Diagonal:50
Display number of colors:262144 colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
High frequency rate:600
Noise reduction: Yes
Progressive Scan: Yes
Supported video modes:1080p
Viewable size diagonal:50

Energy Management

AC input voltage:220 - 240
Input frequency:50/60
Power consumption (standby):0.3 / 1
Power consumption (typical):320

Ergonomics

Swivel angle range:0 - 20
VESA mounting:Y

Indication

Power LED: Yes
Stand-by LED: Yes

Management Features

Display language:25
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Integrated clock: Yes
Number of OSD languages:25
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-in-Picture: Yes
Remote Control Type:TM970
Sleep Timer: Yes
Smart modes:Movie
User interface:Single

Networking

Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi:No / Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:11.4
Package dimensions (WxDxH):34.2 x 11.4 x 62 / 60.8 x 34.2 x 10.2
Package height:62
Package weight:89.3
Package width:34.2

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
Audio (L,R) in:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):Anynet+
Digital audio optical out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:4
Number of AV connections:1
PC Audio in: Yes
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
RF ports quantity:1
RS-232 port:1
RS-232 ports:1
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2

Power

AC input voltage:220 - 240
Input frequency:50/60
Power consumption (standby):0.3 / 1
Power consumption (typical):320

Storage

Card reader integrated: No

Technical Details

Color of product:Black
Power Requirements:220 - 240V, 50/60Hz / AC220 - 240V 50 / 60Hz

Teletext

Teletext:1000
Teletext function: Yes

TV Tuner

Auto channel search: Yes
Digital signal format system:ATSC / DVB-T
Tuner Type:Digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.16 / 29.6
Depth (with stand):10.9 / 32.1
Dimensions (W x D x H) with stand:32.1 x 10.9 x 48.7
Height:1.16 / 29.6 / 48.7
Height (with stand):10.9 / 32.1 / 4.88
Weight:57.5 / 81.4 / 920.7
Weight with stand:100.5 / 1146.4 / 71.7
Width:29.6 / 48.7
Width (with stand):32.1 / 48.7