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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 80

201 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 201 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design and sound. The price and usability also get good comments, but there are some mixed views about the remote control and energy efficiency.

image quality, usability, price, sound, design

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 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung LA / LE / LN B550 Series LCD HDTV (32", 37", 40", 46", 52")

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 188 user reviews of Samsung LA / LE / LN B550 Series LCD HDTV (32", 37", 40", 46", 52") from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com.

image quality, usability, price, sound, design

reliability

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung PN58B550 58-Inch 1080p Plasma HDTVSamsung PN63B550 63-Inch 1080p Plasma HDTVSamsung PN63C550 63-Inch 1080p Plasma HDTV (Black)

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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 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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Broken, Twice

 

I ordered this television and received it damaged (the screen was completely cracked, top-to-bottom and side-to-side). I filed a claim with Newegg and a replacement was sent the next business day. The replacement arrived broken just like the first. In...

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snipeap55

 

I have spent the last two or three researching a good big screen TV that I could be happy with for years to come. The Samsung caught my eye about five or six weeks ago. I begin to compare this TV to other brands of the same size. With each comparison...

This TV is a high quality model and I would buy this brand again, unless it gives me a reason not too within the next few years. The picture quality is great, I am able to see detail that I have never saw before. So if you are looking for a quality TV,...

I wish that I could have waited longer, because I know that all of the flat screens will drop lower in price. The price is not a con when you are forced into buying something.I am not a big TV buff or a couch potato that sets watching TV all the time ;...

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Lots of problems

 

When it works it is a great tv and it looks nice. However

This first tv I had purchased here came with a black line of dead pixels. Newegg sent the replacemrnt tv. The replacment tv quit working after 3 months, (Turning on and off). Now I am waiting for a repair tech to come out

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Eggsellent Samsung Plasma

 

Plasma or LCD? Pretty much sums it up in that simple phrase. The hand-ringing that went into deciding if I should take the plasma plunge or stay with what I knew was very difficult to come to terms with. For all those on the fence between plasma and...

People use the qualifier "for the price" a great picture or good features, but I say nay to the qualifier. This is a hands-down great television with such depth and breadth to its menu options, that it can easily go toe to toe with the 650 or dare I...

None Really (Still Early Though) ; Some people noted a "buzzing" sound when the set is turned on. Yes, this set does have a noise to it... BUT... unless (1) you listen to your tv on volume 3, you will not hear it at all. And if you do not have this...

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What are you waiting for...buy it NOW!!

 

I would only be happier with this TV if it cleaned my house, let my dog out and made my dinner.

Did my homework and decided to go plasma over lcd or led since we're not huge gamers. After looking at some other plasmas and reading some reviews/info I decided to snatch this beauty and I'm glad I did ; Super fast delivery by the egg. TV showed up...

Sound is adequate but you don't by a TV this big without having surround sound, right ; Like many other plasmas there is a slight buzz when the sound is muted or very low but you really can't hear it with normal TV sounds. Not a con to this model but...

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First HDTV

 

Ordering, delivery was great. Opened the box for my wife to inspect and all was good. Great pic. Was easy to hang

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Amazing

 

This tv looks amazing on my wall especially after i painted the wall black.

Picture is amazing. Tons of features. For the price and size you cannot beat this tv. This is also my PC Monitor and i have images up there for hours at a time and there is zero ghosting or burn in. Everyone should buy this tv

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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

Depth:10.8in/10in/12in/9.4in
Height:22.4in/25.9in/26.6in/30.3in/33.6in
Weight:27.8lbs/35.3lbs/39.7lbs/51.1lbs/63.3lbs
Width:31.3in/36.1in/38.7in/44.1in/49.6in

DVD

Type: None

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:LN32B550/LN37B550/LN40B550/LN46B550/LN52B550
Product Line:Samsung

Miscellaneous

Color:Piano black / Red flame

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Television

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
Type:LCD TV
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI
Widescreen:Widescreen

TV Tuner

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