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Samsung PS59D530

alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the design and usability are generally positive. The sound and value for money also get good opinions, whereas there are some less positive comments about the energy efficiency.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Samsung PS59D530 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung PS59D530

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 user reviews of Samsung PS59D530 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com.

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54% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung PN59D530 59-Inch 1080p 600Hz Plasma HDTV (Black) [2011 MODEL]

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Great TV for my first plasma

 

Bought this TV as an open box the day after Christmas. Got home and hooked up, and learned that regular satellite TV is not good, so we ordered a new dish and HD DVR box. Can't comment on that, hasn't arrived yet. Watching Blu-Ray movies shows the real...

Awesome picture, and great price

Nothing really, the sound problem everyone complains of should be expected. It has 2 small speakers

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great quality tv for a price that can't be beat

 

bought it on sale at best buy. wasn't looking for a tv THIS big, but the price got me. stepped up from a 42 inch samsung plasma with lotsa connections, but it was much thicker than this one. i've got a ps3 hooked up, a mid-level sony a/v receiver...

great resolution, colors are vibrant, motion blur handling is superb, incredibly thin for such a big tv

DOES NOT SWIVEL. not enough connections: no vga or dvi and no hdmi output, sound could be better, hard to see clear pictures at certain angles and/or lighting, not internet port

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It really has stunning picture quality

 

Well worth the price.

Picture quality

Has some glare issues. Bright room

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Great Pic and Sound go hand in hand with a GREAT PRICE.

 

A great 50+ inch TV for less than $650. The picture quality is superb and the sound is great as well. Within 30 minutes of having the TV home, we had it hanging in place on the wall and were watching Tebow and the Broncos in HD. My only regret is that...

Excellent Picture and excellent sound. Simple yet useful controls. Very easy setup

Could use more HDMI ports (only has 2) as well as more Composite and Component ports as well. Perhaps that is what keeps the cost down and if so, I am more than ok with that

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great quality tv for a price that can't be beat

 

bought it on sale at best buy. wasn't looking for a tv THIS big, but the price got me. stepped up from a 42 inch samsung plasma with lotsa connections, but it was much thicker than this one. i've got a ps3 hooked up, a mid-level sony a/... Expand full...

great resolution, colors are vibrant, motion blur handling is superb, incredibly thin for such a big tv

DOES NOT SWIVEL. not enough connections: no vga or dvi and no hdmi output, sound could be better, hard to see clear pictures at certain angles and/or lighting, not internet port

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Great TV for my first plasma

 

Bought this TV as an open box the day after Christmas. Got home and hooked up, and learned that regular satellite TV is not good, so we ordered a new dish and HD DVR box. Can't comment on that, hasn't arrived yet. Watching Blu-Ray movies shows the real...

Awesome picture, and great price

Nothing really, the sound problem everyone complains of should be expected. It has 2 small speakers

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No better bang for your buck.

 

I was looking for a set in the $549 - $799 range... Hoped I would find an open box or floor model... I didn't expect to get anything larger than about a 42" for my price:quality criterion... Went to Frys, Walmart, looked on Newegg and Amazon and never...

Excellent picture... The audio is surprisingly great (and I'm an audiophile)... The colors really pop. The features are simple yet useful

The only real cons are just some of the reviews. Evidently, many people have had bad luck with this model. In my own personal opinion, burn in is somewhat of an issue but thats to be expected from the PDP type of display anyhow

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While operational, it was great!

 

I found the feature set of this hdtv just the ticket for what I was looking for. I was looking for a thin bodied hdtv for bluray and hi-def sports viewing, basically a no frills, quality hdtv viewing experience. With 2 hdmi ports, a usb port, ybr...

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Wow

 

Delivery was quick and painless. Awesome picture.......worth every $$. Buy one!!

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Awesome at a good price!

 

This product far exceeded my expectations. I shopped around for quite a while before I settled on this particular set. Everything works like a charm, the interface is easy even for the techno-challenged (which I am not, but my family seems to be on...

Product Specifications

Configuration

2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
DVB-C:DVB-C (MPEG4)
DVB-S: No
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG4)
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: No
HDTV: Yes
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player: No
Picture and Picture (PAP): No
Picture and Text (PAT): No
Picture in Picture (PIP):1 Tuner PIP
USB Recording: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No
Web Browser: No
Web Content Access: No

Connectivity

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

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:VESA 600 x 400

Display

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

Energy Information

Energy Efficiency Class (EU):Unknown
EU Flower: No

General Features

3D: No
3D Technology:Not Applicable
Product Type:Plasma
Screen Format:16:9
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