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Samsung 51E550 Series (PN51E550 / PS51E550 / PL51E550)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 369 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. Reviewers really like the design and sound. The price and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the reliability, while there are some mixed opinions about the glare.

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. Reviewers really like the color and sound. The price and usability are also appreciated. Views are divided on the reliability, and there are some critical comments 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

Aug, 2016

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. Reviews about the sound and design are on the whole positive. The usability and price also get good comments. There are some mixed views about the glare. Many are less positive about the reliability.

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)

Aug, 2016

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

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

Consumer review by: Tyler S (beachcamera.com)

Good Picture, Terrible Manufacturer

 

This is a very nice TV. If I was to buy again i'm not sure I wouldn't buy Samsung, and if I did it would not be a smart TV. Samsung has a major design flaw. All apps must be thru Samsung servers. The Samsung servers have been down and unreliable ever...

Good Resolution ; Great Picture Quality

Bad Interface ; Poor Sound Quality

Mar, 2013

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

CI Plus:No / Yes
DLNA certified:No / Yes
DVI Interface: Yes
Ethernet: Yes
Front AV Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
Headphone Output: Yes
Memory Stick: No
PC Streaming:Audio/Video / No
S-Video: No
Secure Digital Card: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:No / Yes
YUV Interface: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:Unknown

Display

4K Upscaling: No
Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:600
Full HD:No / Yes
HD ready: Yes
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight: No
LED Technology: No

Energy Information

Energy Efficiency Class (EU):C / Unknown

Ergonomics

VESA mounting: Yes

General Features

3D: Yes
3D Technology:Shutter Glasses
Curved Design: No
Product Type:Plasma
Screen Format:16:9

Performance

Picture processing technology:Samsung Wide Color Enhancer

Smart TV

Lifestyle apps:skype
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