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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 478 reviews of Samsung 50C550 Series (PN50C550 / PS50C550 / PL50C550 / PD50C550). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviews about the sound and design are overall positive. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative 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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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 are impressed by the sound and price. The image quality and design also get good feedback, but there are some mixed opinions about the reliability. Many are critical 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

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 186 user reviews of Samsung 50C550 Series (PN50C550 / PS50C550 / PL50C550 / PD50C550) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the sound and design. The usability and price also get good feedback. Reviews are divided on the glare. The energy efficiency and reliability get critical reviews.

image quality, price, usability, design, sound

reliability, energy

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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

Nov, 2017

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

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

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Naaptol (naaptol.com)

Expert Review

 
Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: Eugene T. (newegg.com)

Media player works terrible, bad costumer service

 

Problems with playing media files from a USB stick and via wireless. Sound often lags, when re-starting a movie previously paused and switched off, fast forward does not work at all with all video files I tried. Samsung costumer service couldn't care...

Good picture quality, good sound, good design.

Horrible media player, rudimentary Youtube, no multilanguage support in Youtube.

Dec, 2012

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: Eric P. (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: Anonymous (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: 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

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.

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital +, Dolby pulse / Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse / SRS TS
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:20 / 30

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (dynamic):2000000:1
Display Diagonal:50
Display Diagonal (metric):50
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Dynamic contrast ratio marketing name:Mega Contrast
HD type:Full HD
High frequency rate:100 / 600
Noise reduction: Yes
Progressive Scan: Yes
Response Time:0.0001 / 0.001
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080p

Energy Management

AC input voltage:100-240
Input frequency:50/60
Power consumption (standby):0.3 / 1
Power consumption (typical):140 / 340 / 350
Power supply:340

Ergonomics

Swivel angle range:-20 - 20
Swiveling:Y
Swivelling: Yes
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:15.7 x 15.7 / 400 x 400

Indication

LED Indicators: Yes
Stand-by LED: Yes

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):N / Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG):No / Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Integrated clock: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-in-Picture: Yes
Remote Control Type:TM1050
Sleep Timer: Yes
Smart modes:Game, Movie

Networking

Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 40
Relative humidity:5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 45

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Desktop stand: Yes
Manual: Yes
User guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:10.6 / 11.4
Package dimensions (WxDxH):58.7 x 10.6 x 33.1
Package height:33.1 / 34.8
Package weight:1598.3 / 77.2
Package width:58.7 / 59.8

Performance

Picture processing technology:Samsung Wide Color Enhancer

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
Audio input for DVI: Yes
Common interface (CI): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1 / 2
Composite video in:1 / 2
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):Anynet+
Digital audio optical out:1
DVI port: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone outputs:1
PC Audio in: Yes
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
RF ports quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100-240
Input frequency:50/60
Power consumption (standby):0.3 / 1
Power consumption (typical):140 / 340 / 350
Power supply:340

Storage

Card reader integrated: No

Technical Details

Color of product:Black
Game mode: Yes
Power Requirements:100 - 240 V, 50 / 60 Hz / AC 100 - 240V, 50 / 60Hz

Teletext

Teletext function: Yes
Teletext standards:mega TTX

TV Tuner

Auto channel search: Yes
Digital signal format system:ATSC
DVB:T/C / T/T2/C/S2
Tuner Type:Digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.8
Depth (with stand):11.4
Height:28.8
Height (with stand):31.4
Weight:52.9 / 846.6
Weight with stand:1005.3 / 62.8
Width:47.8
Width (with stand):47.8