Reviews and Problems with Samsung PS60E550 / PN60E550
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Good picture and apps, but audio buzz issue
Michael C. Wanderski, Amazon
10 December 2012
Summary: Can't understand why this TV is so highly rated, instead of an average rating, which it fairly deserves. Don't get me wrong, it has a GREAT picture, for both 2D and 3D. The apps are great, and overall it's definitely a good value for the price. However, there is one serious flaw. The TV buzzes very noticeably. I know all plasmas buzz to some degree, but this one is louder than most, or at least does so at a higher frequency that is more noticeable.
Summary: The product photo for these TVs (the 550 series) shows a matte, anti-reflective screen. This is misleading. The 550 series does NOT feature an anti-reflective screen. It has no anti-reflective coating at all. It is as reflective as glass, and consequently not the best choice for rooms with windows. Amazon's product description for the 550 series is identical to its description for the next model up (the 6500 series).
Summary: I was a bit disappointed in waiting for nearly 2 weeks to receive the TV (shipping + delivery scheduling). But shipping was free, and it's a good price. I was initially blown away by the picture quality. Pandora on BluRay was fantastic. However the unit has a significant buzzing sound when viewed anywhere from 4 to 12 feet directly on center and level with the set (ideal viewing position).
Summary: As others have mentioned, this set seems to have a problem with a buzzing sound. I got a set that was a "buzzer." I live on the third floor in a 1 bedroom apartment. I am not sure if that is why my buzz was particulary loud, but I could hear the buzzing from 13ft. away from TV with the volume of tv on 15. That is not acceptable for me so I had to regretfully return it.