Reviews and Problems with Samsung PS50A550 / PN50A550
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Samsung PN50A550 50-Inch 1080p Plasma HDTV
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16 June 2013
Summary: I received this TV last week and so far it has been AWESOME! I would have given it 5 stars but the sound quality is a little muffled. It doesn't bother us much since we plan on hooking up a surround sound system but if you are using the TV's speakers exclusively, you may want to reconsider. Picture quality is amazing...best I've seen and I did a TON of research before deciding on this model. I was back and forth between plasma and LCD and I'm so glad I went plasma.
Summary: Bought this TV based on reviews, mainly Consumer Reports. Have owned for about 1 month and so far very satisfied. I read that the small blue indicator light bothered some when the TV was on but I hardly notice it and I believe there is an option to turn it off. I've also read that some had trouble with a red or pink tint in the picture. I have not noticed anything like that..
Summary: First of all Amazon delivery is great, fast and with extra charges that other vendors may impose for such a big item. The TV is a reasonably good one. Everything is good so far except the following: 1. The swiveling stand is a bit shaky. 2. There are not enough output/input connections. I have devices that can find no connectors left on the TV to connect to it. 3. I was told the settings that comes with the TV deliver very good results.
Summary: This television might not have all of the bells and whistles that some other units have, but the bottom line is that the high definition picture is brilliant! The only thing that prevents me from giving this a higher rating is the delivery. The box sat on a delivery dock for 5 days before I finally called the delivery service (CEVA) to find out what was going on. They told me that Amazon gave them the wrong delivery address!
Summary: This television has an outstanding picture, and has all the connections I wanted. The only disheartening feature was the vibration and rattling from the down turned speakers built into the bottom of the set. It appears it vibrates the plastic frame next to the speakers. I can push up on the frame and it eases the vibrations, but sometimes even that doesn't help.
Summary: Overall, I'm really happy with the TV. The delivery was prompt and they put the TV right on the stand and took the box away. Nice guy too. Anyway, the only problems I've had with this TV was I've noticed a little bit on burn-in at times, but it seems to go away. This happens because when I watch regular TV, it's in the standard 4:3 ratio with the black boxes on each side and that creates burn-in.
Summary: Fantastic picture, unmatched for the price. As with many Plasma TV's, screen reflectivity is a problem. If Samsung uses a coating to minimise reflections it sure does not work very well. This can be a real concern if you watch tv with lights on especially if it is a lamp by you because you can surely see it. The set is a real power hog according to some review sites, a concern for some. Incredible picture great menu structure.
Summary: I am very pleased with this Samsung plasma. The picture is excellent, and HD signals are reproduced with incredible accuracy and color. Although the built in speakers are just average, I would not expect more. You really need external speakers to improve the sound quality. I use an analog RCA stereo cable out to an NAD receiver powering some decent quality book shelf speakers, and the sound is excellent.