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Samsung PS51F5500

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51" Active Mar 2013
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Samsung F5500 (PS51F5500) 3D Plasma TV Review
Samsung PS51F5500 3D

17 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

The reviewers at Trusted Reviews and Avforums.com both thought that concluded that they would endorse this TV and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This Samsung TV was given a "Best Buy" award by Homecinemachoice.com who concluded that this television was a sensible purchase.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Six experts from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, stuff.tv and whathifi.com have rated this TV on average 87%. The expert review sites think this large TV is one of the better TVs of this spec and age.

Reasonably Priced

A number of Samsung PS51F5500 owners concluded that it was good value for money. Three years ago Trustedreviews.com said in their Samsung PS51F5500 review on Trusted Reviews “It's a brilliantly judged and astutely priced mid-range option that no self-respecting home cinema fan can afford to ignore”. Homecinemachoice.com wrote in their review of this TV “Classleading smart TV service, great price”. Homecinemachoice.com also wrote “Great value”.

One Samsung PS51F5500 owner wrote in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. Whathifi.com said in their review “It's hard to think of it as anything other than a bargain” . One person who bought it thought it was cheap. Two years ago Homecinemachoice.com mentioned “As the PS51F5500 shows, isn't afraid to get its hands dirty at the budget end of the market” in their review of the Samsung PS51F5500.

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Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all Samsung televisions and also specifically for Samsung large TVs and found that in both cases Samsung had good reviews.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Some customers mentioned in their reviews that this TV had a good 3D picture quality. Homecinemachoice.com said in their review of the Samsung PS51F5500 “Strong 3D performance”. Homecinemachoice.com also said “Excellent 2D and 3D pictures”.

Good Picture Quality

A number of Samsung PS51F5500 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it had good picture quality.

Good Product Quality

A number of customers who reviewed the product thought it was good quality. Homecinemachoice.com said in their review “Strong picture quality”. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned in their review on Expert Reviews “We're confident that image quality will be practi” nonetheless they only gave this TV a score of 3 stars. Expertreviews.co.uk also said “This plasma TV’s picture quality is only good in the dark”.

Good Smart TV

One person who purchased this TV mentioned that it was good for watching Freeview TV. One customer mentioned in their reviews that it had great smart functions.

Good Technical Features

Several Samsung PS51F5500 reviewers who reviewed this TV reckoned that it had good features. Homecinemachoice.com mentioned in their review “Excellent array of smart features” .

Easy to Use

One Samsung PS51F5500 reviewer reckoned that the Samsung PS51F5500 was easy to handle. Homecinemachoice.com wrote “Motion handling is superb”. One person mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use. Homecinemachoice.com mentioned in their review of this TV “Voice control is patchy at best”.

Robust

One person considered that the Samsung PS51F5500 was well made. Stuff.tv wrote “There's a Freeview HD tuner built in, two pairs of active-shutter 3D glasses thrown in for free”.

Good High Def TV

One person wrote in their reviews that the product was good at displaying high definition TV.

Good Sound Quality

One Samsung PS51F5500 reviewer who reviewed this TV concluded that it had good sound quality.

Good Remote Control

One Samsung PS51F5500 owner said in their reviews that the Samsung PS51F5500 had a good remote control.

Good Standard Def TV

One Samsung PS51F5500 owner who purchased the Samsung PS51F5500 mentioned that it was good at displaying standard definition TV. Homecinemachoice.com mentioned “SD upscaling could be better” in their review.

3D Compatible

The PS51F5500 is 3D compatible, as are most of the other similar spec televisions that have been around for more than two years.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The PS51F5500 supports smart TV features. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec also support smart TV features.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

The PS51F5500 does not have a WiFi connection. Most of the other large TVs that were launched around the same time as the PS51F5500 do have a WiFi connection.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most large TVs that have been available for around the same time as the PS51F5500 do not have a built-in camera. The Samsung PS51F5500 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a built-in camera and we think the Samsung UN55F8000[plb_1998277_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Very High Running Costs

This TV is rated A for energy efficiency, however based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the PS51F5500 will cost £207 over 5 years to run, which makes it one of the least economic to run TVs of this age and spec.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The PS51F5500 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for a similar time to the PS51F5500 also do not feature OLED technology.

There are a number of alternative TVs which also feature OLED technology that you might want to consider including the 55EC930[pl_2442859_price], or the 55EA980[pl_2042821_price] both from LG which also has a higher rating.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

When compared to other TVs of this type and age that we have assessed, the annual energy consumption of the PS51F5500 of 187 kilowatt hours is one of the highest. Across all the TVs that have been available for around the same time as the PS51F5500 the annual energy consumptions range from 60kWh to 320kWh.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung PS51F5500

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs of this age and spec. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This large TV has been on the market for over three years.

Average Thickness

With a thickness of 57 millimeters, the Samsung PS51F5500 has a pretty typical thickness compared to most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the PS51F5500.

Other TVs with a thicker thickness that you might want to look at include the Samsung UE55F6500[plb_1546869_price] (47.2mm).

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
3D Type
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
2D-3D Converter
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Audio
Equaliser
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Version
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Networking
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Automatic Shut Off Function
Picture in Picture Function
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
Auto Power Off
OSD Language
Performance
Integrated Card Reader
Teletext Function
Child Lock
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interface
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Manual

3 Awards

Trusted Reviews Recommended homecinemachoice.com Best Buy avforums.com Recommended

Expert Reviews

(7)
7 February 2014

Homecinemachoice.com

Samsung is famous for its high-end TVs (anyone for a curved OLED?) but, as the PS51F5500 shows, isn't afraid to get its hands dirty at the budget end of the market. For a good chunk less than... Read more…

Loads of screen for little money
Strong picture quality
Loads of smart TV content
Stacks of crisp detail
Natural colour palette
Voice control is patchy at best
SD upscaling could be better
Whites could be brighter
3D Glasses don't block out enough ambient light
Irritable ABL syndrome

A 51-inch HD smart telly with voice control so you never have to bother finding the remote? Sounds like a dream come true - see how it fares in the group test above...

1 November 2013

It's hard to find a rubbish TV these days, but it's equally hard to find a brilliant big TV on a budget. But that's exactly what the PS51F5500 is. It produces a truly superb picture for the...

25 September 2013

With everything the Samsung PS51F5500 plasma TV has to offer for £700, it's hard to think of it as anything other than a bargain. Even without its reasonable price tag, this is a really great TV... Read more…

5 September 2013

Fantastic smart TV content, but this plasma TV?s picture quality is only good in the dark...

25 July 2013

Avforums.com

We have to admit we shed a virtual tear, last January, when Samsung revealed they'd cut its 6 Series Plasma TVs from their product portfolio as they have consistently provided videophile-grade... Read more…

2 July 2013

While the Samsung PS51F5500 doesn't attain the same giddy heights as Samsung's F8500 flagship plasmas, it's a brilliantly judged and astutely priced mid-range option that no self-respecting home...

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £205.11
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £206.94
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Energy Rating
1.0T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.0 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
27
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 27 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung ps51f5500, samsung ps51f5500a, samsung ps51f5500ak
Barcodes 08806085432628

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