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Samsung PS51F5500

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Samsung F5500 (PS51F5500) 3D Plasma TV Review
Samsung PS51F5500 3D

18 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

Trusted Reviews and Avforums.com both recommend this television and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The reviewer at Homecinemachoice.com decided that this TV was a sensible purchase and gave it their "Best Buy" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on six expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, stuff.tv and whathifi.com the average expert rating of this television is 87 out of 100. That puts this large TV in the top 18% of all the televisions of a comparable spec and age.

Reasonably Priced

A few people said in their reviews that this TV was good value for money. Trustedreviews.com gave the Samsung PS51F5500 a score of 5 stars and said on expert website Trusted Reviews four years ago “It's a brilliantly judged and astutely priced mid-range option that no self-respecting home cinema fan can afford to ignore”. Homecinemachoice.com mentioned in their review of this TV “Classleading smart TV service, great price” . Homecinemachoice.com also wrote “Great value”.

One Samsung PS51F5500 owner who bought it thought it was cheap. 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 this TV. One Samsung PS51F5500 owner who bought it concluded that it was a bargain for the price. Whathifi.com mentioned “It's hard to think of it as anything other than a bargain” in their review and scored it very highly.

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Good Brand

Samsung large TVs have good ratings on average and across all TVs Samsung is one of the superior manufacturers.

Good 3D Picture Quality

A few customers who reviewed it thought it had a good 3D picture quality. Homecinemachoice.com mentioned in their review “Strong 3D performance”. Homecinemachoice.com also mentioned “Excellent 2D and 3D pictures”.

Good Picture Quality

Several Samsung PS51F5500 owners who bought it mentioned that it had good picture quality.

Good Product Quality

Some Samsung PS51F5500 reviewers who reviewed it mentioned that it was good quality. Homecinemachoice.com wrote in their review of the Samsung PS51F5500 “Strong picture quality”. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned on expert review site Expert Reviews four years ago “We're confident that image quality will be practi”. Expertreviews.co.uk also wrote “This plasma TV’s picture quality is only good in the dark”.

Smart TV Features Are Good

One Samsung PS51F5500 owner wrote in their reviews that this TV had great smart functions. One person who reviewed it concluded that it was good for watching Freeview TV.

Good Technical Features

A number of people who reviewed the Samsung PS51F5500 concluded that it had good features. Three years ago Homecinemachoice.com mentioned in their review “Excellent array of smart features”.

Easy to Use

One Samsung PS51F5500 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the Samsung PS51F5500 was easy to use. Homecinemachoice.com mentioned “Voice control is patchy at best”. One person said that the product was easy to handle. Homecinemachoice.com said three years ago “Motion handling is superb” in their review of the Samsung PS51F5500.

Robust

One Samsung PS51F5500 reviewer who bought this TV said that it was well made. Stuff.tv wrote in their review of the Samsung PS51F5500 “There's a Freeview HD tuner built in, two pairs of active-shutter 3D glasses thrown in for free” and rated it 5 stars.

Good High Def TV

One Samsung PS51F5500 owner thought this TV was good at displaying high definition TV.

Good Sound Quality

One Samsung PS51F5500 owner who reviewed the Samsung PS51F5500 thought it had good sound quality.

Good Remote Control

One Samsung PS51F5500 reviewer who purchased the product concluded that it had a good remote control.

Good Standard Def TV

One customer said in their reviews that this TV was good at displaying standard definition TV. Homecinemachoice.com wrote in their review of this TV “SD upscaling could be better”.

Supports Smart TV

Like most of the other large TVs that have been around for more than two years, the Samsung PS51F5500 supports smart TV.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This TV has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on TVs of a comparable age and type to it.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This TV supports a 1080i|1080p supported video modes, which is typical of many TVs of a similar spec and age to it.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Wi-Fi

The PS51F5500 does not have a wi-Fi, unlike most of the other televisions of this age and spec.

There are a number of alternative TVs which also have a wi-Fi that you might also want to consider including the Samsung UN55F8000.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other large TVs that have been around for more than two years, the Samsung PS51F5500 does not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of alternative TVs which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to consider including the Samsung UN55F8000 which is also higher rated.

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Very High Running Costs

The energy efficiency classification of this TV is A, however the PS51F5500 has an average 5 year running cost of £207 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the most expensive to run televisions of this spec and age.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The PS51F5500 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the PS51F5500 also do not feature OLED technology.

There are a number of other televisions which also feature OLED technology which you might want to look at including the LG 55EC930 (£1,299.00).

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

The average annual energy consumption of TVs that have been around for around the same time as the PS51F5500 is 120kWh, and the annual energy consumptions range from 60kWh to 320kWh. With an annual energy consumption of 187 kilowatt hours, the Samsung PS51F5500's annual energy consumption is one of the highest amongst TVs of this age and type.

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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 large TVs that came out more than two years ago. 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 Samsung television was released over three years ago.

Average Depth

The Samsung PS51F5500 has a pretty standard depth (57 millimeters) compared to most of the other large TVs that have been around for more than two years.

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Specification

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Ethernet LAN
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Sleep Timer
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Auto Power Off
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Card Reader Integrated
Teletext Function
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3 Awards

homecinemachoice.com Best Buy Trusted Reviews Recommended 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
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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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