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Samsung PN58C550

alaTest has collected and analyzed 136 reviews of Samsung PN58C550. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People really like the size and design. The price and usability also get good reviews. There are some critical views about the energy efficiency and durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Samsung PN58C550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung PN58C550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 98 user reviews of Samsung PN58C550 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com. Views about the size and design are overall positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, but many are critical about the energy efficiency and durability.

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81% 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)

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: (hdtvuniverse.com)

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.

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: Lance (newegg.com)

Great picture/Great TV

 

I am not having any buzz issues that people have been complaining about but have read that you can get a buzzing sound with plasmas in higher elevations. Since I live a sea level I have no such problem.

This Plasma has a great picture and vibrant color. I also like the fact that it has a built in feature that helps prevent image retension. The picture looks stunning with bluray and especially video games. If you are a gamer and considering this tv,...

The sound could be a bit better. Doesn't bother me enough to minus an egg though. ;)

Dec, 2010
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Consumer review by: NOC (newegg.com)

BUY THIS TV!

 

I keep reading input from other owners complaining about the buzz noise. The TV comes with 3 Ferrite Cores (which are circular magnets set in a plastic housing). They are in the bag with the remote for a reason, which is to shield your power cord and...

Outstanding picture even in a bright room. Action shots out perform LED and LCD TVs by a long shot. If you are a stickler for seeing great action shots without pixelization, Plasma is the only way to go, especially for this price ; This plasma out...

None so far

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: Nick (newegg.com)

I give up.

 

Great picture

You can't hear what's playing because the buzz is so loud. I just got a replacement for the original tv, which I returned for the buzzing sound. I'm getting an LCD

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: � Rick G.� (circuitcity.com)

Excellent Picture

 

This is the second Samsung flat screen that we have purchased and it is incredible. The picture is second to none. Dynamite quality.... Highly recommend this to anyone.

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Terrible buzz

 

The first one buzzed so loudly I could hear it over my refrigerator, air conditioner, and washing machine. The second one arrived with a shattered screen. The third one buzzes nearly as badly as the first. AVOID SAMSUNG PLASMA! I loved my Samsung LCD,...

Nice picture

Horrible buzz has caused me to go through three of these pieces of junk

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: Antimatter (newegg.com)

Excellent!

 

Standing right next to the TV I can hear a slight buzz. But I haven't installed the toroidal magnets on the power cord yet. I don't think it will be a problem. I consider the 3D ready model, but at this point 3D doesn't do much for me.

Outstanding picture! I bought this TV at a local store. I almost bought an LG 60", but the Samsung has better glare resistance. The LG looked like a mirror, whereas the Samsung blocks much more of the glare. I prefer the plasma's more flat screen to...

Not a con, but I really want to hang this TV on the wall!! It's a lot of work to do it right (in-wall speakers and wiring). Maybe next year

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: ÿ½ KenL.¯¿Â½ (circuitcity.com)

at ..some white spots

 

Well, it seems like some one expressed one's opinion.. But whatever you are talking about has nothing to do with the product mentioned. All reviews are from REAL people poz or neg... Anyway... This TV is AMAZING.

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Excellent Plasma

 

TV arrived in 5 days. The set is beautiful. Fit and finish is very high quality. The picture and colors are amazing. Viewing blue ray discs really show the full potential of the plasma TV in 1080 P. My TV is dead quiet. There is no buzzing or strange...

The only complaint I have about the TV is cosmetic. Samsung states the TV has a touch of color around the bezel , a touch of grey in color for my TV. The grey is so light the only way I am able to see it is if I shine a flashlight at the bezel at close...

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: Nick (newegg.com)

Very disappointed - BUZZ

 

I have arranged an RMA with Newegg and they are going to attempt to repair or replace the unit. I have had nothing but good experiences with Newegg and hope they can resolve this issue for me. I hope it's an isolated case and not a problem with this...

Nice picture, good feature set, attractive, etc. I like everything about it except... (see cons)

HORRIBLE buzzing noise. I can hear it over my air conditioner (which is not particularly quiet). Some people have suggested a ground loop isolator, but that is typically for when it's hooked up to cable. This buzz happens even when the TV is plugged...

Sep, 2010

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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