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265 reviews | 4.6 out of 5
I bought this tv because my current LCD went out and I did not have a lot of cash in reserve to buy a new one. The price was right so I thought I would give plasma a try and I am glad I did!! First of all the picture is awesome and its refresh rate is 600 hz which blows away any LCD and is a must for sports watchers. Second of all this tv IS compatible with 1080 for some reason even thought it is not advertised. I have DIrecTv for service and it always gives me the best available picture and on some channels 1080P comes in. Also on my PS3 when I play blu rays and video games it also shows that it is playing in 1080p so I am extremely happy with this purchase
We bought the TV because the one that we really wanted they were out of and live a ways away from the store. We liked the picture and sound but when we went to set up we only had enough ports in the back for the satellite connection. Did not have enough ports so I could not hook up the Wi or my DVD player. Otherwise it would be great for a rec room where it would be used for one thing and one thing only.
Love this TV...I wanted a larger TV & this did not disappoint....I would recommend to anyone....just can't stay away from it...
The tv is slim and sleek and was easy to set up. I love it.
My 1st tv was damaged by the delivery courier, who dropped it on it's side (per my neighbors).
Luckily, I was able to find another matching tv (at an even lower price) at a nearby WalMart store. I was too impatient to wait for a 2nd tv to be delivered to me, so I exchanged the tv in person. Even though it was a physically demanding return process, I won't let that influence my satisfaction with the product.
I bought this TV strictly for the price and size. My family loves it, the picture and sound are great. The unit itself is relatively light and we had it mounted over the fireplace in about 20 minutes... You cannot beat this deal at Walmart...
Had this TV all weekend. Picture quality is excellent as expected. I did a ton of research both on-line and in stores talking to store employees and even a cable company technician. The top TV brands are Samsung, Sony and Panasonic. The reviews from most all other brands of TV's in this price range is sound quality stinks. That has been the biggest surprise about this TV, the sound quality is respectable. I don't think I will have to buy a sound bar or new receiver. Which is what I was afraid I would have to do with the RCA or Westinghouse brands that are on this website. Also, I bought this with Ship To Store and when I went to pick it up, it turns out the store was selling this TV for $22 less so they automatically issued a refund for that amount since I paid the listed price at time of check-out. Thanks for being honest Wal-Mart. Set-up was super easy with HDMI but make sure you get a cable for it.
Bought this TV on a BLACK FRIDAY event. I paid less than $500.00 for it. It is an excellent buy for the money. TV has great picture and sound. Easy to program and set up. Lightweight for a 51" TV. The only drawback is I wished I had spent a little more and gotten a 1080p instead of the 720p. It is a good buy though and I recommend it to someone who wants a larger TV but doesn't have the money to get the more expensive ones.
Be careful buying a Samsung product. I got burned by Samsung on a Plasma TV. Only 11 months old the TV started showing a red shadow over 1/4 of the screen. I contacted Samsung who told me to download patch/update on a USB memory stick and upload it into the TV. After several attempts, and several more phone calls, my TV was now 12 months and 1 day old. Guess what, it's out of warranty and they wouldn't do anything to repair or replace it at this point. I'll never own another Samsung Product as long as I live.
Buying a TV can get pretty complicated, so some people just buy the most expensive one they can find (LED with 240hz refresh), but let me invite you to the little club of people that know whats up. Plasma picture quality is superior and no one does it better than Samsung.
I work in a FIOS retail store, we have 8 or 10 top of the line Sharp TV's in the store. People comment all day long about how good the picture looks on the TV's, some people even accuse Verizon of giving better picture quality in store than they do in customer's homes. These people own LCD or LED sets with 120hz or gasp 60hz.
Then there are the few customers that ask why the Sharps look so lousy, and I ask them..."What size plasma do you have?"
I recently purchased this TV as an upgrade from an older Samsung 40" 1080p LCD that is almost 4 years old. I know that a much more expensive LED has just as good of a picture quality as this TV with more built in features but for the price you really can't go wrong. I know its 720p but you need to sit 2 feet away from the screen to see any blurryness and from a normal distance of 4 feet or more you can't tell the difference from any 1080p TV. This TV also accepts any 1080p signal such as from blu rays and PS3's and let me just say blu rays look simply beutiful with a truly cinema type feel while watching movies. The sound is only avarage and I would recomend getting a soundbar that accepts digital audio #there is no connection for older type component audio out# but if you can't afford one the TV speakers are adequet. The featers are limited with only 2 HDMI ports and one digital audio out port so you may need to buy an adapter if you have more than two items going into the TV. In closing if you have a limited budget but want a large TV for playing blu ray movies your not going to do much better than this.
Pros: The picture looks astounding. The colors are bright, vibrant, and accurate. There is no blur (like you see with some comparably priced LCD TV's). The TV was easy to setup and the remote and menus are simple to navigate. Cons: Only 2 HDMI inputs (which could be an issue for some, but can be overcome if you purchase an HDMI hub). The screen is glossy, so you might have glare issues if placed in a bright room. There is no analogue audio output, only SPDIF. Only 720p capable, but this is only a problem if you have Bluray, Xbox 360, or PS3 input sources as HD broadcasts are currently only 720p. Overall: Very good value for the size and picture quality. If I had the extra money, I would have gone with the PN51E550 just so I would have the 1080p capability for the future.
I just recently bought another TV from Walmart (Sanyo LCD 50 1080p) and it was the absolute worst! The sound went in and out and the refresh rate was unbelievable, if you wanted to watch football you could forgot watching it on that thing! I took it back the next day and got this Samsung Plasma and its golden! I don't think there is another TV that could beat it, not even the Smart TV. Sound quality perfect and it has a beautiful picture even in my living room and yes, it is a well lit room but I cant tell that it makes a difference. I know some people say you cant have a Plasma if you have a room that is well lit but it absolutely makes no difference. You can actually put this TV in auto mode and it will put the TV in standard mode when its evening hours and then can go to dynamic mode in the daytime hours. This is a special TV and with 100,000 hours (which is equivalent to about 25 years of life if you run it at least 5 hrs a day) guaranteed you cant beat that plus the 3 year warranty. Simply the best thing going today! If you are considering buying another brand you're wasting your time.
Best t.v. for the price! We got a sound bar and it was the best decision we could have made. Please get a sound bar to go with this amazing t.v. the sound quality is its ONLY flaw.
As others have said, it should have a few more A/V inputs. The picture quality is very good and I don't have high-def. The sound is fine in my living room and I'm very happy with this purchase. I got the 2 yr. warranty for peace of mind.
Bought this tv yesterday. Simple to set up !!!! Takes only minutes !!!!!! Great picture and sound !!!! All the reviews are right on !!!! I paid the same for a 32 inch 4 years ago !!! This is the best tv i have ever owned !!!! Buy it and be the next to write a GREAT review !!!! 10 STARS !!!!
i got this tv because i got tired of rent to own's lol well for starter it is a great tv out the box ease to put together and set up downside not alot of hook ups but then again has anuff hookups for me the only other downside is no rca audio outs but it does haf optical out and 85% of all suround sounds have them also so not that big of a issue but the greatest part is that it does support 1080 res withought a problem and before this i had a nother flatscreen but this one does have a better picture then the jvc i did have and it was a lcd
Had this Tv for 10 month. Watching tv last night, woke up this morning NO Picture/Black screen Only sound. Checked my TV carefully and found a internal crack. After reading review online I am affraid Samsung will say NO to cover my Bad TV. DO NoT BUy.
the tv is great but the shipping spped is horrible been better off to went to walmart and picked up the tv WILL NOT BUY ONLINE EVER AGAIN 5 stars on the tv
shipping speed 00000 stars
1. Excellent picture & voice quality
2. Feature to play videos, picture, songs from usb - quite handy!
Overalll very satisfied with this TV so far.
Purchased this a few months ago. Can't say enough good things about it. Never had plasma before, but I must say, I like it better than LCD. Plan on purchasing another one for my daughter.