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Samsung LA / LE / LN B550 Series LCD HDTV (32", 37", 40", 46", 52")

Samsung LA / LE / LN B550 Series LCD HDTV (32", 37", 40", 46", 52")
alaScore 86

578 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 578 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the usability and design are on the whole positive. The sound and value for money also get good opinions.

image quality, value for money, sound, design, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Samsung LA / LE / LN B550 Series LCD HDTV (32", 37", 40", 46", 52") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

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Samsung PN58B550 Plasma HDTV First Impressions Review - Intro


The PN58B550 is a member of Samsung's 5 series of plasma HDTVs, which are near the bottom end of Samsung's 2009 range of plasmas, both in terms of features and price. Based around the same plasma panel as last year's model, this 58-incher is also...

The PN58B550 is at the bottom of the scale in terms of features, but this is also likely to be reflected in price. We don't have any details on pricing yet, but it is likely to be significantly cheaper than the Series 7 and 8 plasma models that Samsung...

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Samsung PN50B550 Review – 50-inch Plasma HDTV


This is indeed a classy TV from Samsung with all the innovative features. It has a very attractive look characterized by the E-panel with Filter Bright antiglare technology. Because of this technology, the glare is much lessened and you can keep it...

There is a WiseLink 2.0 USB port for playing MP3 and displaying JPEG files. The connectivity options are further given a boost by the addition of 4 HDMI. You can connect a host of high definition devices like gaming consoles, camcorders and Blu-ray...

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Samsung PN58B550 Review – 58-inch Plasma HDTV


Samsung has completely focused on presenting a visual treat along with providing the best features in entertainment. It has a beautiful E-panel with FilterBright antiglare technology which provides a much less strain on your eyes by reducing the glare....

Connectivity options are numerous with 4 HDMI and a PC input. It makes using the HDTV as a computer monitor a very easy task. The 4 HDMI provide you access to copy-protected HD broadcast content. Connecting to camcorders and Blu-ray disc players can be...


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Samsung PN58B550


At around $1999 or $2000 whichever way you look at it, this TV is a superb value! Amazing how that one dollar makes it look so much less expensive. This TV has a top notch picture quality with excellent black levels and contrast. Colors are vibrant and...

One slight drawback would be watching dark content in a brightly lit room

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Samsung PN50B550 Plasma 1080p HDTV


Today we are taking a look at another HDTV from Samsung, but this time we have a Plasma unit on our bench and in the living room. This is the first Plasma I've looked at from Samsung and I think it will be interesting to see how it compares in terms of...

600 Hz Subfield for smooth fast action ; Good contrast ratio - blacks are black ; Lots of inputs ; Vivid picture

Sound quality not as good as the LN40A650 ; Color boosted to unrealistic levels by default ; Computer connected text is a bit fuzzy

After using the 50" Plasma from Samsung for almost a month, I've got to say that the 50" is a great size. Even my parents came over and watched some TV on this unit and were impressed - so impressed that they went out and purchased one for themselves....

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Samsung PN50B550


PN50B550 is a 50″ HDTV from Samsung that is capable of displaying fill HD 1080P signals. It's a midrange Plasma TV that delivers good quality images without too many fancy extras, although Samsung has so many strange names for their …

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Samsung LN37B550


The Samsung LN37B550 doesn't disappoint in the style department. Samsung has always been known for their superior TV designs. This television also has a nifty little swivel stand for those times you want to do the dishes and be able to see the...

Experts were particularly impressed with the design of this television. Most wished that the television included 120 Hz

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Samsung PN50B550


This may not be one of Samsungs newest or most advanced models but it still has stunning 1080p high definition. The Samsung PN50B550 is still a competitor with the giants of plasma TV and has shown that it's not out of the race yet, even with the newer...

Plasma is probably the leader over any TV when it comes to color brilliance. There are known for having a wider range of colors. Add in some deeper colors to go along with the light ones and you get a more realistic representation of what the scene...

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Amazing picture Quality!!


Who cares about the other reviews of "only one set of component plugs". Catch up and use HDMI. 50 and the 58 are both exactly the same. I love them both.

The picture is the same colorful picture no matter which seat I'm in. Quality for a light price

it doesn't light up the room with brightness like LCD's. That isn't any reason not to buy this set

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Stunning plasma


Design ; Picture Quality

Speakers are garbage, use a receiver

Product Specifications

Step up to the power of Full HD on a 52-inch LCD screen, with Samsung's LN52B550. The amazing 1080p resolution - the highest available - with wide color enhancer renders the most crisp vivid tones, in every frame for the most realistic picture quality. Black tones and shadows are strikingly superb, thanks to the 70,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. The attractive Touch of Color design - a red accent at the bezel's edge - lights up any room. A fast 6ms response time offers smooth, clear action. Watch or listen to files from your favorite media player, using the USB 2.0 input. Connecting your DVD, cable or satellite HD box, or Blu-ray Disc player is a snap, with four HDMI inputs. And thanks to SRS TruSurround HD technology, all the HD excitement sounds as incredible as it looks.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Speakers Included:2 speakers
Surround Mode: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Type: None

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Product Line:Samsung


Color:Piano black / Red flame

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Diagonal Size:32in/37in/40in/46in/52in
Diagonal Size (cm):101cm/102cm/117cm/132cm/94cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV
Display Format:1080p (FullHD)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio:70000:1
HDCP Compatible: Yes
HDMI Ports Qty:4
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
LCD Backlight Technology:Wide Color Gamut-CCFL
Parental Channel Lock: Yes
PC Interface:VGA (HD-15)
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Resolution:1920 x 1080
Technology:TFT active matrix
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI

TV Tuner

Digital TV Tuner:ATSC / QAM
HDTV Tuner: Yes
Secondary Audio Program (SAP): Yes
TV Tuner Presence: Yes