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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 489 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 4.3/5 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 really like the sound and price. The image quality and design also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the size, and comments are divided on the reliability.

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

Jun, 2016

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. Reviewers really like the sound and design. The usability and price also get good feedback, whereas many are less positive about the energy efficiency and reliability. Opinions are divided on the glare.

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)

Jun, 2016

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: (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...

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.

Display

Dynamic contrast ratio marketing name:Mega Contrast
HD type:Full HD

Ergonomics

VESA mounting: Yes

Performance

Picture processing technology:Samsung Wide Color Enhancer