Samsung PN50C550G1F Plasma HDTV Review
The Samsung PN50C550 is a 50-inch, 1080p plasma with a very attractive price.
The Samsung PN50C550 requires a few tweaks to get best performance. As per usual, the labels in the menus don't necessarily correspond to what you think they should control. For instance, the "Brightness" setting was more of a contrast control, while "Contrast" shifted color temperature. It's no wonder most people don't calibrate their TVs; how on earth would you know what you're doing without some practice and dedicated software/hardware?
We should note that we noticed an unusual reddish tone in the whites. In order to correct it, we lowered the "Red Gain" in the White Balance settings.
All of our calibration is done in conjunction with the DisplayMate software.
Note that any video processing features that could be disabled were disabled, although in Movie mode most of them are defaulted to the off position anyway.
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