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Samsung 51E550 Series (PN51E550 / PS51E550 / PL51E550)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 349 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the design and sound are overall positive. The usability and value for money are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency, while there are some mixed reviews about the remote control.

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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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

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

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 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.

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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 (New for 2012)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 277 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.

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)

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Samsung PN51E550

 

Panasonic and Samsung plasma TVs have run very close in our comparisons this year, with a slight advantage in picture quality going to team Panasonic, and a slight features advantage to camp Samsung. That's again the case in the midrange category,...

The Samsung PNE550 plasma TV is an excellent value for this level of performance and features. Its picture quality is anchored by solid black levels, accurate color, and perfect off-angle viewing and uniformity. It boasts the industry's most capable...

The image of the Samsung PNE550 washes out significantly in normal room lighting. It can't match the black-level performance of the best like-priced plasmas. Its 3D performance is mediocre and the glasses feel cheap. The PNE550 also uses significantly...

While not quite the best in its class, the Samsung PNE550 plasma still merits a look with its very good picture quality, sophisticated Smart TV platform, and attractive price.

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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...

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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.

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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

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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...

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"LED to Plasma Review!"

 

I bought a 2010 Samsung 3d

+ Great Picture, Great 3D, Vibrant Colors

- Reflective screen

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"Solid sufficient TV"

 

The reason I began looking at Samsung TVs was for their new replaceable processor technology. This model does not have that, but you will have to pay quite a bit more to get that feature. If you're not worried about using the TV for more than Netflix,...

Integrated wifi, Smart Hub internet browsing and apps, affordability, plus 3D and many more features ...

No Evolution Kit.

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"BEST bang for the buck!!!!!"

 

First and foremost, I am a true believer in plasma. I have two Panasonic plasmas which I absolutely love, but the picture on this Samsung blows both of them away. The Panasonic 3d technology does not hold a flame to the Samsung's deep picture, which...

-Best plasma picture for the money. I can say this because I own a Panasonic TC-P50UT50 as well. I also have a 65" Panasonic plasma.

-Remote isn't easy to surf through the menus with.

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"An excellent Plasma TV!"

 

Best TV you can find in this price, loaded with features, easy settings and most of all have superb picture quality both with SD, FULL HD and 3D material,I would highly recommend!

Great picture, Marvelous built in player capable of supporting all the video formats I've tried with a portable hard drive connected to USB

Internet browser needs improvement, it supports FLASH and it would be nice if it would support more direct streaming formats

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"Nervously ended up taking a chance on this TV. - Happy!"

 

A have been trying to decide (for about a year) which seems to be the best 46-55inch Plasma with stunning 2D AND 3D picture quality for right about $1000. I decided to wait for the 2012 lineup, and ended up choosing between this and the Panasonic UT50....

Stunning 2D & 3D picture quality. Fantastic value for the price. Relatively light weight for a Plasma. Reasonably nice design. 3D Glasses included.

Relatively basic/limited picture style settings, but I still found the available settings to be pretty sufficient. No headphone output. Only 3 HDMI ports. No dedicated PC input (HDMI works fine though).

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
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

Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:600
Full HD:No / Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight: No

Energy Information

Energy Efficiency Class (EU):C / Unknown

General Features

3D: Yes
3D Technology:Shutter Glasses
Product Type:Plasma
Screen Format:16:9
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