televisions
  • Best of Year 2012
  • Editors' Choice

Samsung PN51E550D1F 3D Smart Plasma HDTV Review

2012 Best Value 3D TV

$1,199.00 51 in.
http://reviewed-production.s3.amazonaws.com/attachment/fa155ba6672f0e535006078cd4b7652eead8cdeb/Hub-Hero.jpg
Advertisement

Introduction

The Samsung PN51E550D1 is a mid-range plasma HDTV from the company that might just be the most ambitious within the TV industry this year. While the E550 series doesn't have the bells and whistles found on Samsung's higher end models, it is a 3D smart TV that's handsomely designed and, at an MSRP of $1199, won't dip too greedily into your pocket.

We reviewed Samsung's E530 series in May, and found that the E550, while only being $200 more expensive, is a much better deal. You get access to Samsung's well-organized internet features, 3D capability, and vastly improved motion performance, which had been a big drawback of the E530.

Comparable Products

Before you buy the Samsung PN51E550, take a look at these other televisions.

Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Design
  3. Tour & Design
  4. Connectivity
  5. Performance
  6. Picture Quality
  7. Screen Performance
  8. Audio
  9. Power Consumption
  10. Calibration
  11. 3D
  12. 3D Effect
  13. Software & Internet
  14. Apps & Internet Features
  15. Software & Interface
  16. Conclusion
  17. Photo Gallery
  18. Ratings & Specs

Reviewed.com In Your Inbox

Sign up to get the latest news and reviews via email

Thanks for signing up!

News and Features

Hero

The Local Video Store Isn't Dead—It Just Moved Online

A new study shows the best films and TV shows are available online.

Fiber optic networking

Korea's Fastest Internet Will Leave America in the Dust

SK Broadband's newest service will be 10x faster than Google Fiber.

Ted sarandos mipcom netflix 4k

Netflix Says 4K Streaming Will Change Web Video Forever

Netflix exec says UHD will "totally invert" viewer expectations.

Comcast hero

Survey Reveals America's Most Hated Cable Companies

Hate Comcast? A new study from J.D. Power shows you're not alone.

Raiders 2

Indiana Jones Looks Amazing in Black and White

Steven Soderbergh's high-concept remix of Raiders of the Lost Ark highlights the brilliance of Spielberg's compositions.

Roku news hero

Now Roku Can Mirror Your Android or Windows Screen

The new functionality adds flexibility to one of streaming video's best values.

Matchstick hero 350

Can Mozilla's $25 Streaming Stick Beat the Chromecast?

The browser wars are coming to your TV... sort of.

Aereo hero

Aereo's Not Dead: FCC May Reclassify Web TV as Cable

Internet TV services may soon gain the right to carry TV channels.

Netflix addict hero

Binge-Watch Nation: Americans Are Netflix Addicts

You're going to wear out that couch.