Samsung PN50C550G1F Plasma HDTV Review
The Samsung PN50C550 is a 50-inch, 1080p plasma with a very attractive price.
The Samsung PN50C550 has a native resolution of 1080p (1920 x 1080), but can easily handle all standard NTSC formats.
The viewing angle of most plasmas is very good, and the Samsung PN50C550 proves the case once again. It achieved a viewing angle of approximately 155 degrees (77 degrees from center on either side) before losing significant contrast. A similar Panasonic and LG plasma TV managed slightly wider viewing angles, while the Sony LCD TV couldn't even compete.
When a strong ambient room lights hits the screen of the Samsung PN50C550, a wide, diffuse reflection is vast. It's very distracting and kills the contrast ratio. If you can manage to change either the angle of the screen or the angle of the light, it will make a big improvement. Remember than any TV will have problems with an overly-bright room.
The Samsung PN50C550 has several video processing features, most of which we recommend you avoid.
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