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Samsung 50B550 Series (PN50B550 / PS50B550 / PL50B550)

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

265 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 265 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the sound and design. The usability and price are also appreciated, but there are some critical comments about the durability and reliability.

image quality, price, usability, design, sound

reliability, durability

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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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung 50B550 Series (PN50B550 / PS50B550 / PL50B550)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 200 user reviews of Samsung 50B550 Series (PN50B550 / PS50B550 / PL50B550) from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.

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reliability

97% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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 television review

 

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 are...

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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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Product Specifications

Configuration

2D to 3D Conversion: No
Adjustable Display: No
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
DLNA certified: No
DVB-C:DVB-C (MPEG4)
DVB-S: No
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG4)
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):GUIDE Plus+
HbbTV: No
HDTV: Yes
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

Connectivity

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
MHL:NO MHL
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

Display

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
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