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Samsung 50B550 Series (PN50B550 / PS50B550 / PL50B550)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 256 reviews of Samsung 50B550 Series (PN50B550 / PS50B550 / PL50B550). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and sound. The design and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical opinions about the reliability, while opinions are divided on the glare.

image quality, price, design, sound, usability


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 201 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 Views about the usability and sound are overall positive. The design and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the remote control and reliability. There are some mixed views about the glare.

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

This summary is based on the products: Samsung PN50B550 50-Inch 1080P Plasma HDTVSamsung PN50B550 50-Inch 1080p Plasma HDTVBlack Adjustable Tilt/Tilting Wall Mount Bracket for Samsung PN50B550T2F (PN-50B550T2F) 50" Inch Plasma HDTV T

Nov, 2015

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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...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Robert Wiley (

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

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Benjamin "Zeus" Heide (

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....

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Adam (

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 …

Jul, 2009

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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

Pictures prove that plasma is still a potent flatscreen force, especially at this surprisingly affordable price

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Jamie Carter (

Samsung PS50B550 television - Pocket-lint


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

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...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: Naaptol (

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Sep, 2009

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Samsung PS50B550 TV review


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

Stunning pictures, awesome sound, plenty of connectivity

Pics lose detail close up

Sep, 2009

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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...

Sep, 2009

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


4K Upscaling: No
Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:600
Frequency:100 Hertz
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight:No / Not Applicable
LED Technology: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