Excerpt: This is a product that seems to be way different than other plasma alternatives. Usually, plasma TVs are thought to be light and suitable to be carried around. However, the PN64F5500 weighs 45 lbs along with the stand.
Conclusion: The 64 inch PN64F5500 is the largest mid level plasma TV in Smasung's 2013/2014 lineup. The F5500 has a number of features found on the F8500, but most of them are missing. What you get is active 3D functionality and the new and improved Smart Hub.
Pros: Deep black levels, Color accuracy on Samsung plasmas is preferred over Panasonic's, Side angle viewing is perfect as expected, Thin depth of 2.2 inches is attractive and helpful for wall mounting, Active 3D performance with comfortable and affordable 3D glasses, This TV offers a perfect balance o...
Cons: Not the best bright room performance (typical of plasma TVs), Reliability for the long term is questionable, The TV gives off an audible buzz that can be heard from close to the screen, is still plagued by above average input lag
Conclusion: Those looking for top-notch picture quality in a 50-inch TV under $1000 will be hard pressed to do better than Samsung’s PN51F5500. And for that matter, the larger sizes offer excellent value as well.
Pros: Brilliant color contrast, Deep black levels, Good shadow detail, Intuitive and feature packed interface, Affordable
Cons: Not stellar in bright rooms, Some noticeable lag in gaming