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Samsung 50B550 Series (PN50B550 / PS50B550 / PL50B550)

Samsung 50B550 Series (PN50B550 / PS50B550 / PL50B550)
alaScore 87

262 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 262 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the sound and design. The usability and value for money are also appreciated. The build quality and reliability get less positive comments.

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

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Samsung 50B550 Series (PN50B550 / PS50B550 / PL50B550) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 200 user reviews of Samsung 50B550 Series (PN50B550 / PS50B550 / PL50B550) from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on

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97% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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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 PN50B550


A rare shot from The Fifth Element showing off excellent contrast from the incoming light and yet with great color and flesh tones in the foreground

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 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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Samsung PS50B550 review


Great value bigscreen puts plasma back on the map

Fantastic contrast ; Polished pictures ; Clear and clean Freeview

Ordinary sound ; Short on fine detail ; Unresponsive input switcher

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Samsung PS50B550 television review


Only a few years ago the idea of getting a 50-inch Full HD plasma for £750 was unthinkable. Now, the choice is huge, and Samsung's polished PS50B550 joins mid-range plasmas from LG and Panasonic as excellent value screens for anyone after the perfect...

Deep blacks, well-saturated colours, glossy and smooth pictures

Few exciting features, some onscreen menus can be slow

Some of the latest LED TVs are awesome and represent a massive step forward for LCD TV tech, but it’s largely a catch-up exercise. The benchmark is plasma picture quality, and while LED TVs still mean a premium price, plasmas like Samsung's PS50B550...

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Samsung PS50B550 review


We really like the Samsung PS50B550. It offers excellent picture quality with both high-definition and standard-definition video. The picture is slightly on the soft side, but it's not a huge problem and the image is still very good overall. If you...

Impressive picture quality ; Sound clarity is very good ; Tried and tested technology ; Plenty of inputs

Rose-black styling won't appeal to everyone ; No bass from the built-in speakers ; Unadventurous

Both LG and Panasonic have credible alternatives on the market. For once, though, we're in the luxurious position where virtually all of the 50-inch plasma TVs on the market at this price point are worth considering. Even some of Panasonic's smaller,...

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Samsung PS50B550 TV review


TV buffs are getting all hot under the collar about the string of new LED TVs about to hit your local gadget den. So it's great to see a killer plasma alternative vying for your attention in an age when LCD and LED are threatening to take over...

Stunning pictures, awesome sound, plenty of connectivity

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A fantastic plasma TV that's every bit as good as its LCD competitors

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Samsung PS50B550


The Samsung PS50B550 is a 50-inch Full HD plasma panel with 18-bit (262,000 colour) processing, cinema mode and anti-burn systems. Samsung pumps out pseudo-surround SRS audio from two 10W speakers and offers four HDMI ports. The good In an...

We’ve decided that we love plasma more than the vegetarian vampires from Twilight. This bleeding-edge bargain is cheap, smooth and doesn’t ruin your appetite between meals. Samsung PS50B550 is tagged with Samsung PS50B550, Samsung and plasma. Select a...

Product Specifications


2D to 3D Conversion: No
Adjustable Display: No
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
DLNA certified: No
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):GUIDE Plus+
HbbTV: No
Integrated Camera: No
Integrated Microphone: No
Loudspeakers:No / Yes
Media Player:Audio
PC Streaming: No
Picture and Picture (PAP): No
Picture and Text (PAT): No
Picture in Picture (PIP): No
Type of MPR Radiation:MPR III
Type of TCO Radiation:TCO 95
USB Recording: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No
Web Browser: No
Web Content Access: No


CI Plus: Yes
DLNA certified: No
DVI Interface:Not Applicable / Yes
Ethernet: No
Front AV Interface: Yes
HDMI:Not Applicable / Yes
Headphone Output: Yes
Memory Stick: No
PC Streaming: No
S-Video: Yes
Secure Digital Card: No
USB:No / Yes
VGA: Yes
VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
YUV Interface: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:VESA 400 x 400


Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:600
Frequency:100 Hertz
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight:No / Not Applicable
Screen Format:Not Applicable
Touchscreen: No

Energy Information

Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

3D: No
3D Ready: No
3D Technology:Not Applicable
Product Type:CRT / Plasma
Screen Format:16:9
Type:CRT / Plasma
Type of Monitor:CRT / Plasma