Reviews and Problems with Samsung PS50B550 / PN50B550
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16 March 2010
Conclusion: We’ve decided that we love plasma more than the vegetarian vampires from Twilight. This bleeding-edge bargain is cheap, smooth and doesn’t ruin your appetite between meals.
Pros: In an ever-changing world in which America is cuddly again and England wins at cricket, why should we be surprised that plasma TVs are changing too? This ever-so-modern marvel spurns burn-in and delivers more optical wattage than Jessica Alba’s smile. Luckily, you still get the ultra-fluid action and endlessly deep blacks of plasma, making this 50-inch a perfectly eye-watering platform for HD gamers.
Cons: Don’t sit too close to the PS50B550: it might not be bad for your eyes any more but you’ll probably notice detail fading away quicker than you’d like on a brand-new telly. You might also see you’ve bought a television with ‘subtle’ rose black detailing that makes it look like a design relic from a Tomorrow’s World show in 1982.
Conclusion: Some of the latest LED TVs are awesome and represent a massive step forward for LCD TV tech, but it’s largely a catch-up exercise. The benchmark is plasma picture quality, and while LED TVs still mean a premium price plasmas like Samsung’s PS50B550 are still the best value big screen TVs around for home cinema, gaming - and anyone interested only in top quality pictures from all sources.
Pros: Deep blacks, well-saturated colours, glossy and smooth pictures
Cons: Few exciting features, some onscreen menus can be slow