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Samsung 51E550 Series (PN51E550 / PS51E550 / PL51E550)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 376 reviews of Samsung 51E550 Series (PN51E550 / PS51E550 / PL51E550). 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 design and sound are on the whole positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the reliability, while opinions are divided on the remote control.

image quality, usability, price, sound, design

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Samsung 51E550 Series (PN51E550 / PS51E550 / PL51E550) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung 51E550 Series (PN51E550 / PS51E550 / PL51E550)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Samsung 51E550 Series (PN51E550 / PS51E550 / PL51E550) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the color and sound are on the whole positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the reliability. Some have doubts about the size.

image quality, usability, price, sound, color

size

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung PS51E550 51-inch Widescreen Full HD 3D Plasma TV with Freeview and 2 GlassesSamsung PS51E550 51-inch Widescreen Full HD 3D Plasma TV with Freeview and 2 Glasses

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung 51E550 Series (PN51E550 / PS51E550 / PL51E550)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 283 user reviews of Samsung 51E550 Series (PN51E550 / PS51E550 / PL51E550) 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. Reviewers really like the sound and design. The usability and price also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the reliability. Reviews are divided on the glare.

image quality, price, usability, design, sound

reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: Samsung PN51E550 51-Inch 1080p 600Hz 3D Slim Plasma HDTV (Black) (2012 Model)Samsung PN51E550 51-Inch 1080p 600Hz 3D Slim Plasma HDTV (Black) (2012 Model)

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Thomas J. Norton (hometheatermag.com)

Samsung PN51E550D1F 3D Plasma HDTV

 

They aren't always ours, either, but when Samsung offered us the chance to have a look at its $1,200, 51-inch (diagonal) PN51E550D1F plasma, we couldn't resist. That may be a lot of green for a public that once considered $300 a fair price for a new...

Dec, 2012

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Expert review by: Thomas J. Norton (hometheater.com)

Samsung PN51E550D1F 3D Plasma HDTV

 

You don't often hear this from your friendly neighborhood white-van salesmen; they're more into selling cardboard speakers. $1,200 HDTVs, no matter how good, just aren't their thing.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Lee Neikirk (reviewed.com)

Samsung PN51E550

 

A mid-range plasma with high-end performance and features

Good core performance.; Generous viewing angle.; Much better motion performance than the E530 series

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: (hdtvuniverse.com)

Samsung PN51E550 Review – 51-inch Plasma HDTV

 

Samsung has launched a number of inexpensive 3D HDTC model to target a specific segment of customers. The 51-inch plasma TV set is one of the models with lower price-tags, but it comes with an array of impressive features and functionalities. In...

The model is also designed with built in Wi-Fi, web browser and Smart TV integration. You can use these features to access a wide variety of websites and online digital content on your TV screen. The web browser makes it convenient for the viewers to...

May, 2012

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Samsung PS51E550

 

Steal of a price, good list of features, iPlayer and on-demand movies, clean, crisp, colourful pictures

Average sound, gives away a little detail to very best TVs

Samsung has pedigree at turning out bargain buy 50in plasma TVs and this is a fine example for 2012

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Samsung PS51E550 review

 

Lacks a few bells and whistles, but a pedigree 50in plasma at a bargain price

Steal of a price ; good list of features, iPlayer and on-demand movies ; clean, crisp, colourful pictures

Average sound ; gives away a little detail to very best TVs

Samsung has pedigree at turning out bargain buy 50in plasma TVs and this is a fine example for 2012

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Russel K. (newegg.com)

Not Bad

 

If you change any of your "Picture" settings to improve the picture, double check them again when you play 3D content. The TV automatically changes some settings (for example: pushes Cell Light all the way up) during 3D Viewing. This is important as 3D...

The image looks very sharp. 3D is really neat to have; I watch maybe 2 or 3 3D movies a month. TV connects to internet easily and updates itself. It's a TV... Supports full 1080P including 60 FPS and 24 FPS (Blu-ray). Comes with 2 pairs of 3D glasses....

I find it annoying that even though the TV connects to the internet, you still have to enter the date/time manually - very minor con though. I never really needed my TV to know what time it is anyway. The brightness can be a little low - but I do most...

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Christopher L. (newegg.com)

Very nice TV, Exceeded expectations

 

shipping was great, when the carrier got the tv they called to set up a date and time for delivery, or you could do it on the internet. if their is any question about 3d the answer is it works great on this tv, even the converted picture is fantastic....

Outstanding picture on HD, SD and 3D. THE 2d to 3d conversion looks great as does native 3d movies and such. many settings to get a desired picture. very easy menu to navigate. the converted 2d to 3d in standard def looks better than a non 3d HD...

not really a con but i had to move my router closer to be about 20 feet away and on the same floor so the connection would be fast enough for HD and 3d Videos.

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Denise B. (newegg.com)

Issue With WiFi After 3 Days

 

I will try to see newegg is going to handle this for me. I don't want to end up with a lemon.

Picture is as good as my other two 42" Pan*****c Plasma TV's that I purchased in the last 4 years from newegg.

Wifi stopped working on the third day. after going through a process of elimination I concluded it was time to call Samsung. The rep performed the same steps and said to fill out a service request. I will contact newegg instead and request an RMA.

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Wells S. (newegg.com)

Issue With WiFi After 3 Days

 

I will try to see newegg is going to handle this for me. I don't want to end up with a lemon.

Picture is as good as my other two 42" Pan*****c Plasma TV's that I purchased in the last 4 years from newegg.

Wifi stopped working on the third day. after going through a process of elimination I concluded it was time to call Samsung. The rep performed the same steps and said to fill out a service request. I will contact newegg instead and request an RMA.

Jul, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital Plus / Pulse, Dts 2.0 / Dolby Digital Plus / Pulse, SRS TheaterSound HD, dts 2.0 / SRS TheaterSound HD / SRS TS HD
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:10 / 20

Certificates

Certification:ENERGY STAR 5.3
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes
Energy Star certified:No / Yes

Display

2D-3D converter: Yes
3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:51
Display Diagonal (metric):50.7 / 50.8 / 51
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
High frequency rate:600
Noise reduction: Yes
Progressive Scan: Yes
Screen format adjustments:16:9
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080p

Energy Management

AC input voltage:110 - 120 / 220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:272
Energy efficiency compliance:C / Unspecified
Input frequency:50/60 / 60
Power consumption (sleep mode):95
Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):186

Ergonomics

VESA mounting:Y

Indication

Power LED: Yes
Stand-by LED: Yes

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Integrated clock: Yes
Number of OSD languages:29
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-in-Picture: Yes
Remote Control Type:TM1250 / TM1250B
Sleep Timer: Yes
Smart modes:Game

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Browser supported:Y
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi ready:Y
WLAN-ready: Yes

Packaging Content

3D glasses included: Yes
3D glasses quantity:2
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Mounting kit: Yes
User guide: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:13
Package dimensions (WxDxH):51.2 x 13 x 32.9
Package height:32.9
Package weight:67.5
Package width:51.2

Performance

Picture processing technology:Samsung Wide Color Enhancer

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
Audio input for DVI: Yes
Common interface Plus (CI+): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):Anynet+
Digital audio optical out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDCP: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:3
Headphone outputs:1
PC Audio in: No
PC in (D-Sub): No
RF ports quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2

Power

AC input frequency:50/60 / 60
AC input voltage:110 - 120 / 220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:272
Energy efficiency class:C / Unspecified
Input frequency:50/60 / 60
Power consumption (sleep):95
Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):186

Smart TV

Internet TV: Yes
Lifestyle apps:skype
Smart TV: Yes

Storage

Card reader integrated: No

Technical Details

Audio Output:1
Auto power off: Yes
Auto volume leveler: Yes
Color of product:Black
Game mode: Yes
On/Off switch: Yes
Smartphone remote support: Yes

Teletext

Teletext:1000
Teletext function: Yes

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Auto channel search: Yes
Digital signal format system:ATSC / DVB-C, DVB-T / DVB-C, DVB-T2
Tuner Type:Analog & digital / Digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.2 / 2.24
Depth (with stand):12
Dimensions (W x D x H) with stand:47.1 x 12 x 31
Dimensions (WxDxH):47.1 x 2.24 x 28.2
Height:28.2
Height (with stand):31
Weight:46.5
Weight with stand:55.3
Width:47.1
Width (with stand):47.1