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Samsung PS50C550

alaTest has collected and analyzed 419 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the sound and design. The usability and price are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the reliability and remote control.

image quality, price, usability, design, sound

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

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alaTest has collected and analysed 72 user reviews of Samsung PS50C550 from 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

design, image quality, sound, usability, price

74% of the reviews on 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

Consumer review by: review summary for Samsung PS50C550


alaTest has collected and analyzed 163 user reviews of Samsung PS50C550 from 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

image quality, price, usability, design, sound


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

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

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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...


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Samsung PN50C550


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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

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Great TV for a Great Price!


I spent a few months researching TV's before settling on this one. Features 3/5 - Compared to many other new TV's, this one is relatively no frills. It doesn't have things like, Netflix, Amazon Video, or Pandora. But, if you're like me you have at...

Picture quality looks amazing ; Speakers are decent ; Great features for the price ; DLNA Ready ; 4 HDMI inputs

Not internet connected, no Apps ; Remote is horrible. It's big and ugly

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love the pic and the price


the only downfall, which is why i didn't give it a 4 rating, was the buzz that comes from the back of the tv, is very annoying. contacted the store and will be exchanging the unit. seems to be an issue with some of the samsungs, i understand that since...

the 4 hdmi hookups, the ease of the setup, menus, and connecting the allshare to my laptop and cellphone to stream videos, music and photos....very nice

buzzing from the tv

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Very satisfied w/ Black Friday deal at Best Buy


The picture quality is great. It displaced a 42" LCD in a room the has one seat dead on, and five seats off center. Great contrast, really black blacks, beautiful bright colors. Originally brought comparably priced Panasonic home, glad we changed

Worst thing is the sound. It has wonderful sound control, equalizer, programmed enhancements, and NONE of that is fed to either output... just to the pathetic little speakers inside. No speaker terminals either. 42" Phillips has way better dinkers

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Love it and would buy it again.


I owned an older plasma from Haier and needed a new one. I looked everywhere and this one came with high reviews. Never choose an off brand. It broke after 3 years. It was just a little more to replace it than fix it. Friends told me to get an LED,...

Clear picture, little glare. Classy looking

Menu is confusing

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unreliable Japanese / Chinese brand made in Mexico YEA


i bought this TV on black Friday and this Saturday it just quit on me. i was watching TV and suddenly just went off and it started to make a clicking noise like a relay energizing .it does not stays on,the standby light goes on and off with the...

when it worked it was great

dead samsung PN50C550G1FXZA only 45 days old from brandsmart - New

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Great Value if you can get it for less than $1k


I bought this TV as a Black Friday special for $799. I decided to go with this unit after doing a lot of research on LCD's and Plasmas from Panasonic, Sony, Vizio and Samsung. I was considering the Panasonic Viera TC-PVT20/25 3D TV as my ideal choice....

Excellent Value at the price I paid, Excellent picture after making adjustments to the settings, beautiful bezel design, remote control and adjustments are logically designed

Couldn't get my iPod/iPhone to connect/play audio or video files via the USB hard drive interface,software for interface is horrible, black shiny bezel is a dust magnet, picture is a little green using presets, buzzing power supply reported by some

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.


2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DLNA certified: Yes
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: No
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


CI Plus: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
DVI Interface: Yes
Ethernet: 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


Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:600
Frequency:100 Hertz
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight: 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 of Monitor:Plasma