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Samsung 50C550 Series (PN50C550 / PS50C550 / PL50C550 / PD50C550)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 409 reviews of Samsung 50C550 Series (PN50C550 / PS50C550 / PL50C550 / PD50C550). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the sound and design. The usability and price also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the energy efficiency and remote control.

image quality, price, usability, design, sound

reliability, remote control, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Samsung 50C550 Series (PN50C550 / PS50C550 / PL50C550 / PD50C550) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung 50C550 Series (PN50C550 / PS50C550 / PL50C550 / PD50C550)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 user reviews of Samsung 50C550 Series (PN50C550 / PS50C550 / PL50C550 / PD50C550) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the sound and price. The image quality and design also get good reviews. Comments are divided on the reliability. There are some less positive opinions about the size.

usability, design, image quality, price, sound

size

74% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung PS50C550 50-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p 600Hz AllShare Plasma TV with FreeviewSamsung PS50C550 50-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p 600Hz AllShare Plasma TV with Freeview

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung 50C550 Series (PN50C550 / PS50C550 / PL50C550 / PD50C550)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 163 user reviews of Samsung 50C550 Series (PN50C550 / PS50C550 / PL50C550 / PD50C550) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com. People really like the sound and design. The usability and price also get good comments. Many are less positive about the glare and energy efficiency.

image quality, price, usability, design, sound

reliability, energy, glare

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

This summary is based on the product: Samsung PN50C550 50-Inch 1080p Plasma HDTV (Black)

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: (hdtvuniverse.com)

Samsung PN50C550 Review – 50-inch Plasma HDTV

 

The PN50C550 is part of Samsung's 50” Class 550 Series and also a model of manufacturer's 1080p Plasma HDTV.

The Samsung Plasma HDTV also comes with an eco-friendly feature which helps in saving the environment by consuming less energy and also saves your money. It also exceeds standards prescribed by Energy Star, a government program to check...

Dec, 2010
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Expert review by: David Kender (reviewed.com)

Samsung PN50C550

 

A scientific, in-depth analysis with side-by-side comparisons

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Jack Burden (plasmatvbuyingguide.com)

Samsung PN50C550 Plasma Review

 

Samsung is remaining consistent with it's plasma offerings and bringing back the 550 offering which was a big seller last year. We liked it last year and were looking forward to reviewing it again. Some of the features and qualitative measurements were...

There is a blue push from the Standard setting. Changing picture mode to the Movie setting gets the TV well under way to D6500K, though there were a significant number of white balance control adjustments. Follow the picture settings below to calibrate

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Naaptol (naaptol.com)

Expert Review

 
Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Great HDTV at a great price

 

I bought this TV on a Black Friday deal from another site where my Prime membership got me free shipping. I needed only 8 bills to pay for it. Measuring power consumption with a Kill-A-Watt I got the following: Standard: Avg = 175 W (150-220 W range...

The picture on this TV really is exceptional. Blacks are amazing, everything is very smooth ; I hadn't noticed any hum/buzz or excessive heat. While writing this up I went to check if it did actually buzz, and was able to hear it when less than 1 ft...

There are a couple cons, but mostly trivial stuff ; The remote feels pretty cheap and is a little difficult to use by touch ; Consumes more energy than my old 32" LCD (surprise, surprise...) ; Speakers are nothing to write home about, but they get the...

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Stunning, with some minor annoyances

 

Excellent TV for the money. The picture is indeed stunning and for $998 to the door, I am very pleased.

Stunning image quality and nice array of inputs. Build quality is superb

Remote is substandard. Game Mode toggle is burried in odd place in the menus, making it difficult to switch back and forth between movie and game mode. Also the primary nav button array has no bumps on it so you can't tell what you're pressing without...

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: Sk (newegg.com)

Great value.

 

I recommend getting a TV stand made specifically for a 50" TV, looks better that way.

1. I got it for $900 shipped, it varies between retail price and sale price here on Newegg so wait around til it's on sale ; 2. Look around, this one is the best value if you're looking for a 50" HDTV

None that I know of

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: Ringo (newegg.com)

Great Deal

 

I'm still happy with the purchase.

Overall the TV is a great, picture is good color and black levels are superb, runs cool no buzzing noise like some others and it sips energy compared to my last plasma

1. Image retention is a big problem. I can't watch a half hour show without some channel's logo burning into the screen but it goes away totally after about 5mins when the channel has been changed to something else. I'm not use to this, my old...

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: snoman74 (newegg.com)

Great TV

 

The amount of TV you can get in a modern plasma for the $ is shocking compared to LCD or LED. I have been shopping around for some time now and decided to go with plasma. I watch lots of sports and Blu-Ray's so the 600Hz refresh rate was a huge selling...

USB, 4 HDMI, easy to use menus, pivoting base, web connectivity. Great size for the $. Low glare - even with two small windows directly in front of it. The picture is very nice for the size of display and it seems to handle blu-ray and sports very...

In a small room you will notice a buzz or hum coming from the screen. This buzz can be annoying when your movie goes quiet (or gets suspenseful!). This thing does put some heat off as well. The remote is kinda goofy; went and ordered a Universal (from...

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Sorry not satisfied

 

Tested with TWC DVR HDMI output at 1080i.

Easy to setup. Well packed ; Tech support was very very good ; Price was very good ; Sound system is good

Sorry, I am very Disappointed with this purchase. The picture quality was much lower than I am accustomed to enjoying. I thought I was upgrading from a non-Samsung 42 inch Plasma to this Samsung PN50C550 and am in much shock..need to put back the old...

Jul, 2010

Product Specifications

The series 5 Plasma TV offers incredible picture quality and Samsung's signature Crystal TV design. With FilterBright technology for mega contrast ratio and HDMI connections for multiple HD devices the Series 5 Plasma ticks all the boxes.

Configuration

2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DIGITAL RADIO: No
DLNA certified: Yes
DVB-C:DVB-C (MPEG4)
DVB-S: No
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG4)
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: No
HDTV: Yes
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player:Audio/Video
PC Streaming:Audio/Video
Picture in Picture (PIP):1 Tuner PIP
USB Recording: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No
Web Browser: No
Web Content Access: No

Connectivity

CI Plus: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
DVI Interface: Yes
Ethernet: Yes
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
Headphone Output: Yes
PC Streaming:Audio/Video
USB: Yes
VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:WiFi Ready
YUV Interface: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:VESA 400 x 400

Display

4K Upscaling: No
Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:600
Frequency:100 Hertz
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight: No
LED Technology: No

Energy Information

Energy Efficiency Class (EU):Unknown
Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

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