Good:Inexpensive quality TV with great picture quality. Smarthub features.
Bad:Plasma TVs probably loosing focus to LED TVs
The Samsung PS51D550 promises to be the perfect TV for those who are looking for a top quality TV with the best new TV technology, but don’t want to break the budget. This TV is part of Samsungs 2011 range therefore it benefits from the extra screen room that most Samsung TV’s came out with last year. Overall it’s about an inch difference from older models, but not having a large bezel surrounding the TV means it creates a stunning looking TV. The TV is also inbuilt with a 3D converter which can turn any 2D movie or show into 3D, which at this price is quite rare. The 3D itself works well, obviously not as good as high end models, but for this price, I can not fault it.
The Samsung PS51D550 has great connectivity and you won’t be short of space. It includes 4HDMI inputs meaning you will be able to enjoy all your favourite multimedia tools on your TV, from Xboxs to Blu-ray players. The TV is also full HD 1080p to give it a realistic rich picture quality.
Plasma TVs have lost momentum lately as more people rush to LED TVs as well as LED and LCD hybrids. But, the Samsung, really stands up as a Plasma TV. The picture is beautiful and it even packs in some solid sound. Aesthetically the TV is attractive and thin and would easily be placed upon any wall mount.
The Samsung also includes all of the SmartHub features. Including the ability to share between your TV, Laptop, Cameras or Phone which all adds to the Samsung experience. This works well to share movies or music from a PC onto the TV if you want to create the perfect home theatre experience. However, one downfall, is the Samsung PS51D550 does not include Samsungs brilliant Smart TV online services. If you want this, maybe try a higher version such as the Samsung UA55D8000.
Overall, I think the Samsung PS51D550 is an extremely solid plasma TV that won’t break the budget. If you are looking for a TV to just watch movies and play games, this is perfect. If you are looking for high quality 3D performance or online features, you may be slightly disappointed.
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