Samsung - 51" Class - Plasma - 1080p - 600Hz - 3D - HDTV
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51" screen measured diagonally from corner to corner
For optimal viewing in large rooms.
Ultraslim design (2-1/4" deep)
Ideal for wall mounting (with optional mounting kit, not included).
Delivers stunning visuals for a new dimension of entertainment.
600Hz Subfield HD Motion technology
Along with a 0.001 ms response time for eliminating blurring during fast-action scenes.
Crystal Full HD Engine
Along with Cinema Smooth technology delivers enhanced picture quality and image integrity.
Provides the highest quality progressive-scan picture possible from a high-definition source.
Two 10W speakers
With SRS TheaterSound technology for a lush soundscape. Supports multichannel (MTS) and second audio program (SAP) with 181-channel capacity.
Include 4 HDMI, 2 PC (rear), 1 PC audio (rear), 1 digital audio (rear), 2 component audio (rear) and 2 component video (rear).
4 HDMI inputs
HDMI cable not included. High-speed HDMI cable is the only connection that can deliver a full HDTV experience with a full 1080p picture and digital surround sound.
PC video input
Lets you connect your computer to experience high-resolution images.
2 USB 2.0 ports
For quick connection of a digital camera or other USB device.
AllShare DLNA networking
Allows you to stream content from other digital devices to your HDTV.
For connecting a thumb drive or digital camera to your HDTV. The user-friendly interface and remote allow for easy access to videos, music playlists, pictures and more.
Touch of Color design
With a narrow bezel for a stylish look.
- Samsung 51" Class / Plasma / 1080p / 600Hz / 3D / HDTV
- Tabletop stand
- Owner's manual
- Height32.8 inches
- Width51.2 inches
- Depth13 inches
- Energy Star CompatibleNo
- TV TypePlasma Flat-Panel
- Screen Size Class51"
- Screen Refresh Rate60Hz
- Product Height (with stand)31"
- Product Height (without stand)28-1/4"
- Product Depth (with stand)12"
- Product Depth (without stand)2-1/4"
- Box Dimensions51 1/5 x 13 x 32 4/5 inches
- USB PortYes
- USB InputYes
- iPod DockNo
- Speaker Output Power20W
- Power Consumption (watts) Stand-by<1
- ENERGY STAR QualifiedNo
- Mount Bracket/VESA Pattern400mm x 400mm
- Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
- Internet ConnectableNo
Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 152 reviews(152 Reviews)
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
This Plasma Rocks Most LEDsPosted .
LEDs are High Priced and Good for Bright rooms, IF you enjoy watching TV / MOVIES with shades drawn or after the sun goes down, then this is your TV! My Sony rear projection LCD bulb went out along with it's power source (too much to fix), so I decided to research the Newest BEST thing. . and this is it by far. . . This "Plasma" first of all is a NEW 51" model for 2011, and it includes darker blacks / multiple HDMI jacks / and 3D technology (coolest TV option to date) Bottom line is, I already have a computer therefore I don't want to pay extra for that "smart" technology in my Television. I saved hundreds @ Best Buy and they even through in 2 "FREE" $130 3D glasses!! Now I have my PS3 3D Blu-ray player (with firmware update) and a couple 3D movies in my collection now, I Love It. Did I mention Dreamworks helped Samsung develop it. . This affordable Plasma has many settings and satisfies all my needs, it's an excellent investment.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great Plasma TV!Posted .
I am like most people when it comes to buying electronics. I search all over the internet trying to find a hundred different reviews for the product before I even think about buying it. Buying this TV was no different. When looking at user reviews there were a couple of things that always seemed to come up. 1. Below average picture quality with cable 2. GLARE! 3. Problems with the screen "going black" The funny thing about all of these problems is that the purchasers of the TV could have easily avoided these problems with basic knowledge of the products they were buying. For the first problem, the quality of your cable as it appears on your TV is not representative of the picture quality of your TV; rather, it is the quality of your cable. For the second problem, glare is something with is inherent of Plasma TVs. Plasma television are ideal for dimly lit, theater room type rooms. If you plan on buying a Plasma TV and placing it in your living room that fills with sunlight then there will be extreme glare. You will run into this same type of problem if you purchase a high end LED-LCD TV because they typically use a glass panel front, similar to that of Plasmas. LCD TV do not have as much problem with glare because they will typically use a "matted" screen or "projector" screen which is usually less reflective, but also tends to diminish the picture quality and saturate colors (hence why they are not used in the higher end LCDs). For the third problem, the screen going black on a TV is usually indicative of some type of internal problem with the television. In many cases this is caused by overheating, which leads to damage to the delicate parts within your TV. Due to the nature of how Plasma TVs work (essentially mini heated gas chambers) they tend to produce more heat. The reason that a lot of Plasma purchasers run into such problems is failing to allow enough airflow for the television to properly cool. This is especially the case for those who plan on wall mounting or placing their TV in a cabinet-style home theater station. This can be easily prevented by venting out the cabinet area or ensuring that an air is properly circulating behind your TV (ex. placing you TV in close proximity to a ceiling fan) As for my personal review of the TV: 1. The picture quality is great. I live in a college dorm that receives a below-par cable signal and the picture is just fine. The image quality when there is an HDMI or PC input feed is remarkable. I believe the first thing I did when I took the TV out of the box was hook up my Blu-Ray player (PS3) and watch Avatar. I was blown away by the quality of the picture. Don't expect that the picture will look perfect coming right out of the box, you will have to play with it for a while until you find a setting that fits you best. My personal picture settings are: Picture Mode: Standard, Cell Light:13, Contrast:88, Brightness:60, Sharpness: 62, Color: 50. There are advances settings for higher contrast for whites and blacks if that is something that is a sticking point for you. 2. Sound quality is average. However, there are several different modes to choose from depending on the type of room you are setting the TV up in. I typically switch between the TruSound mode and the Clear Voice mode. The TruSound is Samsung's attempt at imitating surround sound without the use of additional speakers. It works pretty well if you are not used to the quality of true surround sound. The Clear Voice setting has worked best for me when watching regular cable, as it tones down the extraneous background noise/music and allows the voices to come through and decreasing the muffled sound that some of the other modes tend to produce. 3. This TV has tons of features for the size and price of the model. There is an amazing 2D to 3D feature that will work on everything from Blu-Ray movies to PS3 games to basic cable . Mind you, I was never a believer in 3D TVs and actually did not realize that it was a 3D TV until after purchasing. I was very impressed with Avatar in 3D and could not stop playing Call of Duty: Black Ops once the campaign mode popped up in 3D. When you buy through Best Buy you get two free pairs of 3D glasses (usually $40 a piece). The glasses are decently comfortable and fit over a standard pair of glasses. They are also very impressive in that they can be worn for extended periods of time without giving you a headache. If you do not think this is a problem, look up reviews from some of the non-Samsung 3D TVs and watch the negative comments pile up! In addition to the 3D there are enough ports for an standard household. It has 4 HDMI, 1 PC, 2 Composite (1 of which is a combo AV port), and 2 USB ports. I fancy myself a fairly tech savy individual and this TV has more than enough ports for me. I run surround sound and my PS3 through 2 HDMIs, my Wii through Composite, cable (via surround sound) through the other Composite, and hook my computer up through the PC port for typing big word documents or streaming video. There are some additional features for burn-in protection, including a number of "screen saver"-like options and an auto-turn off feature. It is clear that Samsung took time when designing this Plasma, as even the "mute" symbol will periodically move on the screen to prevent burn-in of that image. There are also several typically features like customizable TV channel lists for easily moving between favorite channels. The remote control has several shortcut buttons to change anything from sound mode to toggling 2D/3D. Lastly, for those who love eye candy, this Samsung has a very flashy logos and menu images that are very appealing to the eye. From volume bar to toggling between inputs, this Samsung uses a Blue LED back lighting theme to make even the most minutia changes pleasurable to the viewer. If you are a heavy gamer, movie lover, or someone who is planning on putting the TV in a darker room (or someone who doesn't mind throwing a blanket over your window) than look no further than the Samsung PN51D550. There is no better TV on the market that will give you the same quality and features as this TV for a similar price.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
THE BIGGEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK!Posted .
I was looking for a replacement HDTV for my 3 year old Panasonic 46" 1080p Plasma. I was a little hesitant to jump into the 3D realm and really was only looking for a larger HDTV that consumed less energy. After about 2 weeks of research I had it narrowed down to this Samsung 51" 3D Plasma and a Panasonic 50" 3D Plasma. I convinced a rep at a Best Buy store to put them side by side and the difference was slim to none. The last generation of Samsung Plasma televisions were not the best in terms of color accuracy but I have to admit, they have made great improvements and they are now comparable to the Panasonic's. The only thing that stands out about the Panasonic 50" is there is slightly less glare, and I mean slightly. It wasn't even enough to influence my decision. In the end I picked the Samsung for a few reasons. For starters, you get a true 50" screen because the 2011 models add a +1". The bezel on the Samsung is much smaller than other Plasmas I looked at and comparable to LED/LCD TV's. The Samsung is very energy efficient and I received a PG&E rebate with purchase. The biggest deciding factor in the end was price. The Samsung was $1169 before tax and included 2 free pairs of Samsung 3D glasses while the Panasonic was $1349 before taxes and did not include anything. Some of you may ask why am I only comparing the Samsung Plasma to another Panasonic Plasma? The answer is because Panasonic makes the best Plasma televisions on the market hands down. I am not sold on LED/LCD televisions. While the black levels have improved they are still not comparable to a Plasma. The other big factor is viewing angle. I can sit just about anywhere with a Plasma and get the same image quality as if I were sitting directly in front of it. You can't get that with an LED/LCD. The biggest factor of all is the 600hz a Plasma can deliver. I watch a ton of sports and with a Plasma TV there is virtually no delay. While 240hz on LED/LCD is a nice improvement, its still not comparable especially when your paying through the nose for almost 1/3 of what a Plasma delivers. Lastly I want to touch on 3D. While I wasn't in the market for this tech now that I have it I have embraced it with open arms. I recently purchased IMAX 3D Under The Sea and was completely blown away with the clarity and depth of the images. There were times when fish, sharks and snakes were swimming in front of me in my living room. Yes, its that awesome. Take from this review what you will and hopefully it helps someone else that is in my shoes and looking for an upgrade or just getting into the HDTV realm. Don't just buy an LED/LCD TV because the guy at costco tells you its whats hip. Do your own research and you will find that a Plasma is the way to go. Make sure you calibrate your television. It took me 1 hour to calibrate mine but once I was done the image quality I have now compared to how it was out of the box is night and day. Simply a joy to watch. Note: While this is not highly advertised this television comes with built in network access. I simply connect it to my router and I can easily access any music, photos and videos on any PC on my home network. So far I have been able to play all of my videos including .mp4, .mkv, .avi, .mpeg and so forth. A really nice feature to have that is built into the TV.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Hands down one of the best dealsPosted .
I read a lot of the reviews before I purchased this TV and I have to say that I agree with most that this is simply an incredible deal. I was apprehensive about buying a plasma, but after a little research I found that most of the problems they had in the past have been remedied. Burn in in about the only thing you have to worry about anymore. If you leave your game console on a lot without being played, then a plasma is probably not a good choice for you as this is one of the few things we could think of that would still cause a screen burn in image. Most devices these days have animated screen savers and so it is rare that a still image will ever be present on screen long enough to cause this to happen. If this is a concern for you then I would recommend a service plan with whoever you buy this TV from. At Best Buy they cover burn in. I was told it had to be greater than a square inch in size, but that it was covered. The picture quality is the best. Samsung has probably one of the best color arrays I have seen. A few TVs looked a little brighter and sharper in the store, but none of them could match the vivid color of this tv, including the LEDs. At 600hz I see no striation or glitching during fast sequences. I do recommend either tweaking the picture quality through the advanced settings yourself, or switching it to the "movie" setting. "Dynamic" setting looked a little jaundiced in terms of flesh tones. You can convert 2d to 3d. I watched an episode of Hawaii 5-0 to test this out. Admittedly this is not how the show was shot for, so there is little effect. It does look very crisp and sharp, however in some of the action sequences I did notice a little blurring during this process. However, I flipped it over to a football game and saw no blurring taking place during the execution of plays. Personally I can't imagine sitting around watching all my shows with the glasses on, but it is a nice feature if you want to use it. Plus your set for instant-watch/on-demand 3d movies which our cable provider offers. The sound quality is basic. It gets plenty loud for our house. I had an old Samsung 720p LCD that had such good SRS on it we stopped using the surround system I had after awhile. This TV however doesn't seem to have quite as good a sound system. It pumps out plenty of volume, but the SRS is not as good as previous versions. If this is a concern for you I would definitely recommend a surround system or maybe just a decent sound bar. The menu features on this TV are so plentiful it took me about three hours to wade through all of them. Probably one of the nicest things is that it has an on screen manual so you don't have to keep digging out the old hard copy every time you want to figure out how to do something. Not only does it have the manual, it will pop whatever you are watching into a PIP window in the corner while you are reading it. Don't expect too much "Smart" out of this TV. By that I mean if you are looking for a Smart TV that can surf the web and play Angry Birds on this one won't really cut it for you. I didn't want this feature because I have a Roku, and I don't surf the net on my TV. It can handle a thumb drive or other USB drive though, so if you want to play videos or music, etc., it can do that. It actually has a pretty nice file manager. Size-wise this TV is big, it's pretty heavy if you use the stand, and it even has a security lock on it if you need to chain it down in a business or school setting. It's a glossy plasma with a black bevel, and within minutes it had already attracted several cat hairs. I would definitely recommend buying a duster or a special towel and keeping it handy if you have a dusty house or pets like we do. It catches a little glare from our windows, but it has not been enough to really affect the picture quality. One reason I chose this TV over its non-3d cousin was because it has four HDMI ports. An HDMI splitter runs you about a hundred dollars, and as this was only $100 more than the non-3d version which only had two HDMI ports, I chose this one. Most people now need a minimum of two ports, one for cable box and one for blu- ray/DVD players. So, if you are planning on hooking anything else up you want to make sure to get a TV with at least three or more HDMI ports. It also has PC, one of the HDMIs doubles for a DVI, 2 components (for your WII and other consoles) and some sound jacks. There are also USB ports for external drives. All in all I would have to say this is one of the best deals I have ever seen on a TV. We caught it on sale at Christmas for under $1000 (it retails for around $1200). It is easily worth the $1200, but even more so for less. In terms of action sequences Plasmas are still the best for rendering since they are pretty much the only ones working above the 120Hz range. Admittedly the LEDs look good, but they are still working at 120 Hz, and the higher price was not justified in my mind. LEDs may take over in the next five years or so, but until then I think Plasma is just a better way to go. I did not set out to buy a plasma TV, but after a little research and education I found it was the best fit for us as avid videophiles. I will warn you that you will get different search queries if you look up "plasma vs. lcd" and "lcd vs. plasma." I recommend doing this if you are the fence about what you want, just be warned that many of these supposedly helpful sites are put out there by the tv manufacturers. Nothing is better than going to look at these TVs in a store yourself and seeing the difference in picture quality first hand.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Amazing, 1080p, 3D Plasma for the pricePosted .
My girlfriend and I spent about 3 hours in store on Labor Day mulling over various TV options from open box, LCD, Plasma and OLEDs. We eventually narrowed it down to Panasonic vs. Samsung, and after lots of viewing, phone reviewing and price comparing, we decided on the 51" Samsung Plasma. Then we broke it down to 3D vs. not. We decided on this tv (3D ready), with the assurance that if we didn't think the 3D was a sizable feature, we could bring it back for the (then) $300 cheaper non-3D model. Needless to say, we kept this TV. Picture Quality - Second to none. Absolutely crisp and clear, great colors (not perfect blacks or whites, but superb nonetheless). As long as you're plugged into an HD source, you're going to love it. Whether it be cable box, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, or the built in USB support, everything looks great in 1080/720p. Sound Quality - Average for a modern flat screen. Nothing to write home about, you're going to want to plug this in to your speaker/home theater system of choice. If you're forced without for awhile, the tv is plenty loud and clear, but if you want to hear more voice than music in modern movies, there's plenty of settings to fill your needs. 3D Quality - I was most excited to write about this. My girlfriend and I were incredibly apprehensive buying a consumer 3D TV, and made the jump simply because of Best Buy's great exchange policy. We are incredibly satisfied. Using our PS3 as a 3D Blu Ray player (and Video Game player), they 3D really pops, is clear and deep. For non 3D specific applications, the TV can render any 2D picture in 3D, and this effect pans out much like seeing a 3D movie in the theaters that wasn't filmed in 3D. There's incredible depth and clarity, but things don't really pop out towards you. Still, it is a great feature in both video games and movies, provided you turn up the depth and other 3D options in the menu. This is key to finding that perfect picture. Extra Features/Options - First, the USB connection. You can plug in a USB flash drive or hard drive and watch media directly from there. I immediately bought an 8gb flash drive, put a 1080p Blu Ray rip on it and proceeded to be stunned by the quality and speed with which the tv played back both an mp4 and an mkv. Amazing feature built right in. The TV does have internet connectivity options, but there are no web apps/store apps. It is simply for firmware upgrades to the tv. The abundance of options to picture quality (including the aforementioned 3D options) are aptly named or described, and do their jobs. Setting up the TV is a breeze. The remote has everything you need, including a 3D enable/disable button right on it for easy toggle of the feature. As far as physical features, all of the ports are easy to reach and manage, there are side HDMI and USB ports in addition to plenty of plugs left in the back of the TV. The stand is of excellent build quality and sturdiness, and as a bonus allows the TV to swivel in case you need to get behind it. The only downside to tell of is more of a plasma caveat in general, but the screen is highly reflective. This doesn't hinder most normal viewing, but dark scenes will take a hit, so watch those intense movies at night, or in a room with the capability of blocking out the light. For the price, this is an incredibly high quality tv at near budget prices. I highly recommend this if you've got a budget under $1,000.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Excellent tv for price and size!!!Posted .
Well this is my first review ever on something. Normally I never write reviews, but for this I had to. When I got to best buy I had done some research on 3d televisions and I am very articulate with every electronic device i purchase. I looked at many 3d televisions, but I wanted at least a 50". I was originally looking at the new samsung PN51D8000F, but didn't want to pay the 2500 price tag with tax, and a lot of it I wouldn't utilize. I got my tv home and setup was a breeze it doesn't take too long and for its size doesn't way that much, especially for a plasma. If you compare the features with the model to some of the more expensive models 90% of your features are cosmetic, meaning your paying for what the tv looks like on the outside and not the components inside. the samsung PN51D8000F is the same size television it offers all the same options component wise the really big difference is the wifi built in, the remote, and a full internet browser. In my book that is not worth an extra 1200 bucks. I could go buy a computer and do much more. Anyway I got the tv hooked up to my ps3, and no one told me you have to have a 1.4 high speed hdmi cable for the 3d. The 3d that plays from a ps3 is not the same as if it were to come from a stand alone 3d blue ray player. If you want the true 3d, get a 3d blue ray player. I talked to many experts on this and they state the same. But when in 3d mode on the blue ray player it looks awesome the tv is very smooth in all of its transitions, My tv even came with the free 3d glasses which made it a better deal. This Tv is absolutely awesome. If you are worried about burn in, don't... Technology has changed with plasma tv's so much it would really take an effort to get a burn in. They will look better then almost all the l.e.d tv's and lcds any day of the week. The refresh rate is always higher and the pictures is always more crisp. Also, this tv's refresh rate is wrong by best buy s ad. It truely is 600Hz not 60. I even took the liberty of calling samsung to make sure my self.This is a wonderful tv and if your still shopping for a TV this is the one for you.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
This TV is a stealPosted .
I bought this TV a couple weeks ago. I can definitely say that this TV has one of the most beautiful pictures I've ever seen. The settings out of the box did not look great, the initial sharpness and contrast settings were too high. After calibrating the TV using Video Essentials DVD (sharpness setting after calibration, 0, go figure) the TV looks amazing. The color is dead on accurate and life like, the best of any TV I have owned. The picture is crisp, and I can accurately see even the tiniest nuances of detail. The HD from Cox Cable in Phoenix looks very crisp on most stations (the ones that don't are the stations fault not the tv). 1080i and 720p from cable both look good on this television. The 600hz refresh is very beneficial if you are a sports fan. There aren't any noticeable conversion distortions when playing 720p, just a picture that has slightly less detail in comparison to the stations broadcasting in 1080i. Blu Ray 1080p is amazingly life like. Xbox 360 looks great and benefits from the plasma 600hz refresh rate. For 3D I paired this up with a Samsung BD-D6500ZA blu ray player. The 3D is far better than I expected. I was rather amazed with the 3D effects this tv put out when watching Tron 3D. The 2D to 3D feature is kind of cool, though not something I will use often. I must admit when I bought the TV I wasn't planning on using the 3d that much, 3d was not something I was directly looking for, it just happened to be on the TV. However after getting a taste I do admit I'm hooked and chomping at the bit for more 3d movies to get released. The glare isn't as bad as most people make it out to be. Though it does glare, I have it in a room that can easily be light controlled. Curtains for the win!! The glare is pretty much the same as the old tube televisions would put out, so nothing I haven't already been staring at for the last 30 years, lol. For me, the unlimited viewing angle, 600hz refresh rate, and the superior color that plasma offers far outweighs the glare factor. Plasma is very much under rated. The only slight knock I give it is in features, and that is just the fact that even though this television has an ethernet port on it the only way to get the tv to connect to Samsung Smart Hub (the way to use netflix and all the other online apps) is to purchase an additional $80 wifi jumper. However, I easily got around this cheaply by purchasing a blu ray player that had Smart Hub and wifi included. The Blu Ray player does everything this tv, or any other samsung for that matter, can do. The difference between the wifi and non-wifi blu ray players was $20, so that is the way to go in my opinion. You get the same thing, but save $60 (or hundreds if you are contemplating a pricier model just for wifi)!!!! All in all I feel this is a great tv, just take my advice and first turn the sharpness all the way to 0, and secondly get the television calibrated either professionally or at least purchase one of the multiple calibration videos out there. Of course that goes for whatever television you purchase, not just this one.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I'd would honestly pay much much more for model...Posted .
I did quite a bit of research before I actually Purchased My Samsung 51 Inch Plasma 1080p 3D TV.....I compared it with similar Panasonic and Sony Tv's. I was concerned with technology coming out that did not require the glasses. Well after extensive research, this is very far down the road. The 3D Technology that we have now, have been refined and tested for years. This model Delivers 100% with the 3D blue ray player. I have Direct Tv and they have 4 Nice Three Dimension Channels, however only broadcast in 1080i. Which is a little noticable in comparison to the 3D blue ray Player. Experts believe the future of 3D is in Plasma. The price is another HUGE benefit. I'd pay much more for this model and rate it an A+ for the Value. Samsung is the number 1 Electronics company and has surpassed sony. I'd recommend this TV to anyone looking to purchase a new set. The only drawback would be to avoid putting the tv in front on a window as it has a glare in a brightly lit room. It looks tremendous in a dark setting. Stunning Overall.I would recommend this to a friend
Asked by Anonymous.
- A:Answer It is 600hz, thats a misprint
Answered by Best Buy HT Pro
Asked by Anonymous.
- A:Answer For all of the Samsung 3D TVs, including the PN51D550, you will need 3D Glasses. Additionally, all of the "D" model 2011 Samsung 3D TVs will only be compatible with the 2011 Samsung Bluetooth 3D Glasses. -MrSamsung
Answered by MrSamsung
Asked by Anonymous.
- A:Answer Plasma, LCD and LED provide an excellent HD picture, offer stunning arrays of colors, and of course, Samsung’s exclusive technologies which allow you to get the most out of either panel. LCD traditionally uses a CCFL (Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp) backlighting system that runs across the rear internal portion of the unit to illuminate the LCD panel from behind (however, the Samsung LED Televisions use LEDs for its backlighting unit). The lamp life is estimated up to 100 thousand hours, enjoys a tremendous following of enthusiasts, and translates into years of enjoyment of an affirmed, reliable and trusted technology. Plasma Televisions operate using a combination of gas and glass to illuminate the individual pixels, or light sections, within the screen. The life of a plasma panel is up to 100 thousand hours, allows an expanded viewing angle over LCD, and has a response time as fast as .001ms. All of the Samsung Plasma units have a feature called Screen Burn Protection, which helps reduce the effects of static images and provide a quality image for the life of the panel. Conventional LCD Televisions offer a great picture without image-retention and smooth image motion using the Auto Motion Plus processing. Plasma Televisions offer faster response times, as well as appeals to customers replacing a tube television with a glass screen they are familiar and comfortable with. And, due to advances in technology, both plasma and LCD screens can work well even in the brightest rooms. -MrSamsung
Answered by MrSamsung
Q: QuestionWhat is the contrast ratio of this TV & How many HDMI inputs are there?First with the contrast ratio, I cannot find anything saying what it is, was just curious. Then with the HDMI, have been looking it up online and some sites say 2 and others say 4 w/ version 1.4. Read a spec sheet from Samsung and they said 4 HDMI but had a picture saying it only had 2. So I am kind of lost on this one.
Asked by Anonymous.
- A:Answer I can't specifically comment on the contrast ratio, but I do own the TV and I can verify that there are FOUR HDMI ports. Amazon has been very inaccurate on this TV, as they also claim it's only 720p....
Answered by LKircher
Q: QuestionIs this last year's model?Looks like it's last years model. 2011 model is the +1 bezel and the complete part number for the new one is PN51D550C1FXZA. So either this is actually last years model with last years pic, or it's the new model and the pic didnt get updated. does anyone know which one this actually is?
Asked by Anonymous.
- A:Answer I'm sorry for the confusion. As a matter of fact, the PN51D550 is a 2011 model. You will be able to tell this by looking at the middle letter in the model number: "D" means that its a 2011 model, where "C" means 2010. -MrSamsung
Answered by MrSamsung
Q: Questioncould i see the tv in regular mode?am i able to watch the tv in regular plasma mode or do i need to see it in 3d mode all the time.
Asked by Anonymous.
- A:Answer On this model, as mosts, 3D is an OPTION, not a requirement, so you can turn it on or off. This particular model boasts that it upscales 2d to 3d though, so that might interest you. You will however need the glasses to view 3d content, and a 3d capable blu ray player for 3d blu rays.
Answered by TheHoose
Q: QuestionIs the screen hard to see in a bright roomI have heard some consumers say you can not see the program in a well lit room because of som much reflection.
Asked by tommy724.
- A:Answer This TV does have alot of glare if you are in a well lit room. If you want to avoid the whole glare problem. Put it in a room where you can pull the shades during a sunny day. But i will tell you that all plasma and lcd/led TV's have a glare some worse than others but they all do! This TV has a beautiful picture and do not let the glare part scare you off unless you have to put it in a well lit room. I have this set and i love it. The glare is not a problem for me.
Answered by catslick
Q: Question3D SettingWhen watching a DVD in 3D, do I need to change the setting on the TV to 3D? Specifically, do I use the 3D disc AND switch tv to 3D or do I use the 3D disc and not switch to 3D mode on the tv?
Asked by Anonymous.
- A:Answer You need to do both. You have to turn on the TV option using your Remote Control for 3D and you have to have a 3D source either network or BlueRay DVD. Your 3D Glasses will also have to be turned on and in Sync with the TV. It took me a little time to get it straight but once you have done it a few times you will master it. I was able to figure it out reading the user manual and the instructions that came with the glasses. Hope this helps. Enjoy your investment.
Answered by Catslick