• Best of Year 2012
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Samsung PN51E550D1F 3D Smart Plasma HDTV Review

2012 Best Value 3D TV

$1,199.00 MSRP 51 in.


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.

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  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