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Samsung 51E550 Series (PN51E550 / PS51E550 / PL51E550)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 344 reviews of Samsung 51E550 Series (PN51E550 / PS51E550 / PL51E550). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Comments about the design and sound are generally positive. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability, and there are some mixed views about the energy efficiency and glare.

image quality, price, usability, 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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Review analysis

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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 23 user reviews of Samsung 51E550 Series (PN51E550 / PS51E550 / PL51E550) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the color and sound. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the reliability, while there are some less positive opinions 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 (New for 2012)

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

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. Reviewers really like the sound and design. The usability and price also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the energy efficiency and glare. Some have doubts 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)

Sep, 2015

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: Alvin P. (vanns.com)

WOW! I am now a believer of Plasma TVs

 

Everyone I know says not to buy a plasma and stick with LCDs. But the price on this is about half as much cheaper than a comparable LCD. So I just took a chance, but bought extended warranty just as a safety net.

May, 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

Consumer review by: Tyler S (buydig.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

Consumer review by: greg (beachcamera.com)

Dont buy

 

the internet is the worse i have ever seen and no its not my router and the tecs want me to believe or try to convince me. I,M A ELECTRONICS INSTRUCTOR so you can,t fool me!!!!!! I will not not tell my friends but will tell them to go some where else.

Attractive Design ; Energy Efficient ; Fast Setup ; Good Remote Control ; Great Sound Quality

Glare ; Poor Reception / Weak Antenna

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: greg (buydig.com)

Dont buy

 

the internet is the worse i have ever seen and no its not my router and the tecs want me to believe or try to convince me. I,M A ELECTRONICS INSTRUCTOR so you can,t fool me!!!!!! I will not not tell my friends but will tell them to go some where else.

Attractive Design ; Energy Efficient ; Fast Setup ; Good Remote Control ; Great Sound Quality

Glare ; Poor Reception / Weak Antenna

Aug, 2012

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
LED Backlight: No
LED Technology: 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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