Conclusion: The PN51F5300 is the smallest plasma in the F5300 series. It also occupies the low end spot in the plasma lineup from Samsung. Just about all of the features from the F5500 series and F8500 series plasmas have been left out. This keeps the price down to make it one of the best value models for the year. Picture quality is still strong in this one thanks to the always reliable plasma display.
Pros: Inky black levels, Realistic and accurate color rendition, Perfect plasma off center viewing angles, 2.2 inches in depth is sleek for an inexpensive TV, Great value for the price of the TV, In room light causes a good deal of screen reflections, Long term reliability of Samsung plasmas is questionable, Audible buzzing sound, Not many inputs, Samsung Smart Hub is absent, Input lag for gaming, No 3D, Standard backlit remote, 4 legged stand with one inch TV frame