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Samsung PN58C550

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the design and sound are on the whole positive. The usability and value for money also get good comments. Many are critical about the build quality.

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build quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Samsung PN58C550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung PN58C550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Samsung PN58C550 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com.

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89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung PN58C550 58-Inch 1080p Plasma HDTV (Black)

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Samsung PN58C550 Review – 58-inch Plasma HDTV

 

The Samsung PN58C550 is the 58 inch model in Samsung's 550 Series of 1080p Plasma HDTVs. There are multiple features that make this set desirable to fans of modern televisions.

All these features, and many of the features we did not even highlight, make this a fine new television.

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AWESOME TV!!!

 

Set up my unit on 5/21 which I bought from a brick/mortar store (sorry Amazon!), after researching the hell out of it. My equipment includes a WDTV Media Player (HDMI w/optical out), Nintendo Wii (analog), HD HTPC on the make, and Denon AVR-590(two...

Great picture out of the box ; NO BUZZ ; Media Play ; Input panel is easy to access ; Manual states that it can connect to a home network ; Very easy to setup ; Easy remote to use

No memory card access ; Cannot tell unit to show subtitles only when muted ; Lack of widgets

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HD picture is wonderful but I am having SD problems

 

I bought this HDTV for my living room and a Sharp Aquos LED for my bedroom. I am very very happy with the high def channels thru my cable provider but the SD channels have lines and static that is unbearable. I even went and got a new digital HD cable...

Wonderful HD channel picture, great ease in initial setup, love the look and the stand. The size is perfect for my 500 sq ft living room. Box is huge but very nice engineering with the lift off design instead of having to pick the TV up out of it

Standard Definition (SD) channels are horrible. Static and lines running thru vertically, worse than any of my old tvs ever. NO closed caption option, has to be chosen thru a menu on the cable box and if it is set up with HDMI that menu unaccessable

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Best Bang For The Buck!

 

I ended up going the Plasma route after alot of reviewing. I purchased the 58" PN58C550 & absolutely LOVE it.. Picture is flawless...and no buzzing!! (reading the forums some sammy plasmas are buzzers some are not. Guess I got a good one!) I went...

Large Screen / Small Price ; Vivid Colors ; Dark Blacks ; Crystal Clear Images

So Far Nothing

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Best value out there

 

You can't beat this TV for the price. If you get your internet apps through a PS3 or something else, this is the TV for you!

Incredible Picture, dominates LCD TVs

faint buzz, only noticeable with no volume

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Cannot go wrong with this T.V.

 

I purchased this t.v. at Best Buy for $1,399.00 two days ago. I had found it at Conns for same price but Best Buy was running special where they threw in 19 inch t.v. for free. If its free, why not. So far I love this t.v. It has a stunning picture...

Picture, sound, looks, ease of setup and HDMI connections (4)

Nothing so far

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If picture quality and price are important!

 

I chose this TV based on the Best Picture, highest resolution 1080, contrast ration (2Million to 1), refresh rate 600hz, and the .001 pixel response time. I did not want internet or social apps ect. 3D was not important. I like Samsung, my old...

Great picture. Nice design. Features are easy to use. Remote is simple. The Picture is awesome, the price was $1,499 at Best Buy. The TV is simple and the picture is amazing

Sound is OK. I don't think any flat screen of any brand is all that good

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Great Plazma!!

 

Great picture HD TV and Blue Ray. Dvd's play great also. Did not have it calibrated yet and may not, doesn't seem like it needs it. Sound is good for a tv speakers. 4 HDMI connections come in handy. I would recommend this to others.

Great picture! Compared with a similar Panasonic and the Samsung won hands down

Nothing yet

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A behemoth of a TV both inside and out.

 

This TV is really great. I have been doing my research for months, and it was either the PN58C550 or the PN58B860. The difference between the C and B is that C is 2010 panels, while B is 2009. There have also been many threads about buzzing on the B...

Awesome picture controls, sleek design, stunning picture quality, tons of inputs

HUGE box, needed a minivan to take it home! Radiates a little bit of heat, but is an Energy Star TV so no worse than an LCD. Faint, VERY faint buzz

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Samsung PN58C550

 

Product Specifications

Samsung's PN58C550 plasma flat panel HDTV is a refinement of Samsung's commitment to design, performance, and cost of ownership. Its 50 inches of 1080p Full HD picture performance is the perfect fit for most rooms. The attractive Touch of Color design adds a subtle clear-to-charcoal gray accent to the set's bezel. Enjoy brilliant, film-like images in Full HD resolution. Samsung's breakthrough mega dynamic contrast ratio offers a more accurate color tonal range, deeper blacks and shadow details. The E3-Panel technology featuring the Clear Image Panel technology reduces off-angle blur and glare in brighter rooms and delivers a better picture while using less energy. Add 4 advanced HDMI inputs featuring Samsung's Anynet+ (CEC standard) technology makes system control of compatible A/V devices like a Blu-ray player or HTIB system a one-touch operation. Experience Full 1080p HD performance on Samsung's C550 series plasma HDTVs, it's easy on the wallet and easy on the environment.
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