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.
Excerpt: Only a few years ago the idea of getting a 50-inch Full HD plasma for £750 was unthinkable. Now, the choice is huge, and Samsung’s polished PS50B550 joins mid-range plasmas from LG and Panasonic as excellent value screens for anyone after the perfect picture.
Pros: Deep blacks, well-saturated colours, glossy and smooth pictures
Cons: Few exciting features, some onscreen menus can be slow