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Samsung PN50C550G1F Plasma HDTV Review

50 in.

The Samsung PN50C550 is a 50-inch, 1080p plasma with a very attractive price.

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Value Comparison

The LG 50PQ30 costs the same as the Samsung PN50C550, but fails to compel us. It lacks the Samsung's strong contrast ratio. The motion performance was also not as strong. The LG 50PQ30 lacks networking capabilities, so there's no DLNA support. Overall, we just can't recommend it over the Samsung.

Blacks & Whites

The LG 50PQ30 could not manage the deep blacks of the Samsung PN50C550, nor the peak brightness.

Contrast Chart

Color Accuracy

The LG 50PQ30 managed better color curves than the Samsung PN50C550, so expect slightly smoother color transitions.

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Motion

The LG 50PQ30 had some problems with motion performance. While the Samsung wasn't perfect, we found it's motion rendering much smoother.

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Viewing Effects

The viewing angle of the LG 50PQ30 is wider than the Samsung PN50C550, but only by a few degrees.

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Connectivity

The LG 50PQ30 is not a champ on connectivity, at least not like the Samsung PN50C550 is.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. Viewing Effects
  7. Calibration
  8. Remote Control
  9. Connectivity
  10. Audio & Menus
  11. Multimedia & Internet
  12. Power Consumption
  13. Panasonic Viera TC-P50G25 Comparison
  14. LG 50PQ30 Comparison
  15. Sony Bravia KDL-52EX700 Comparison
  16. Conclusion
  17. Series Comparison
  18. Photo Gallery
  19. Ratings & Specs
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