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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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Internet Features

The Samsung PN50C550 has a LAN port and the option for WiFi, with a separately purchased USB dongle. These allow you to connect to a DLNA home theater network. You can also download software upgrades direct from Samsung. However, you do not have access to Samsung's suite of internet streaming content or apps, as you might find on slightly more expensive Samsung models. For this reason, you may want to consider the cost of upgrading to the PNxx6400 or PNxx6500 series.

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The network connection doesn't support streaming content, but you do have DLNA support and the ability to run software upgrades

Local Media Playback

The Samsung PN50C550 can play back photos from USB mass storage devices. There are lots of options for sorting, display size, slide show speed and background music, etc. This is the kind of playback control that can make a TV a great display for pictures during a cocktail party.

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The photo playback has several options

The Samsung PN50C550 also supports the playback of music and video files from USB mass storage devices. Simply pop in your device and hit the Media P. button on the remote. You'll see the menu below. Select your media type to see a list of the files. Like the photo playback function for slideshows, you can create playlists of music or videos.

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Yes, it plays movies and music too!

Other Media

The Samsung PN50C550 does nor include any other type of media support.

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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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