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Samsung PN51E530

alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and color. The sound and value for money also get good reviews, but many are critical about the glare and energy efficiency.

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

energy, glare

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Samsung PN51E530 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 105 user reviews of Samsung PN51E530 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on

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


87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung PN51E530 51-Inch 1080p 600Hz Plasma HDTV (Black) (2012 Model)

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Samsung PN51E530A3


At an MSRP of $999, the Samsung PN51E530A3 is the perfect example of a relatively cheap, entry-level plasma that does nothing more than what it needs to. This is the kind of TV that would retail for $500 or less if it didn't have a big name like...

Good viewing angle ; Accurate color gamut

Blurry motion ; A big power drain

Like Panasonic’s P50U50, the Samsung PN51E530A3 is one of the rare models this year that is just a television. By that, we mean it doesn’t do 3D, have any smart features, built in WiFi, or even very many connectivity options. Its sole focus is on...

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Samsung PN51E530A3


An above average “dumb” TV

Good viewing angle.; Accurate color gamut

Blurry motion.; A big power drain

Product Specifications


2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: No
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
HbbTV: No
Picture in Picture (PIP): No
Processor Cores:Single-Core
USB Recording: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No
Web Browser: No
Web Content Access: No


DLNA certified: No
DVI Interface: Yes
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
YUV Interface: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:Unknown


Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:600
Full HD: No
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight: No

Energy Information

Energy Efficiency Class (EU):Unknown
EU Flower: No

General Features

3D: No
3D Technology:Not Applicable
Product Type:Plasma
Screen Format:16:9