The Samsung 51" 5500 Series Full HD Smart 3D Plasma TV features a 2D/3D 1920 x 1080p Full HD panel with Wide Color Enhancer Plus technology and a 600 Hz Subfield Motion that promotes sharp detail and contrast - even when watching sports and fast action movies. The Wide Color Enhancer Plus feature further improves picture quality by allowing you to see the full RGB spectrum. For flexible connectivity, this model offers three HDMI inputs and dual USB ports that let you play videos, music or photos from a USB drive without needing to use a PC.
For added viewing versatility, this TV is equipped with built-in Wi-Fi, a powerful dual core processor for faster multitasking, and a full web browser. It also provides access to Samsung's Smart Hub and apps. Plus, you can use the Wi-Fi to connect to a variety of entertainment services and Smart TV features. It supports home network connectivity using AllShare as well, which works with a variety of compatible devices. S-Recommendation is also built-in, so you can use voice communication to interact with your Smart TV. You suggest what you're in the mood for and the TV finds the programming for you. If you purchase the optional Skype camera, you can even control your TV with hand gestures.
The 5500 Series TV also features dual full-range speakers that are enhanced by DTS Studio Sound with SRS TheaterSound HD. This technology gives the illusion of being surrounded by the audio even though there are only two speakers. The TV supports Dolby Digital Plus / Pulse as well, which ensures optimum audio quality when watching/listening to a USB or Internet audio source. DTS Premium Sound 5.1 is supported as well. This allows you to deliver immersive 5.1-channel surround sound from any DTS-encoded content. It also converts any two-channel audio content into a 5.1 DTS surround sound track for discrete surround sound playback. Some of the TV's other notable features include a useful Smart Touch Remote Control and Smart Interaction 2.0 technology.
2D & 3D Full HD 1080p Resolution
This Samsung model supports 2D and 3D in Full HD 1920 x 1080p resolution. This ensures life-like, realistic detail and a widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio for enjoying your favorite movies in their natural format.
1080p Vertical Picture Performance
This energy saving panel scans at 1080p vertical line count and delivers a 1920 x 1080 (black and white) resolution. Enjoy great picture quality and an Energy Star compliant class TV.
600 Hz Subfield Motion
This plasma TV generates a frame of video at 600 times a second. The result is smoother images with sharp picture quality, especially beneficial when viewing sports and fast action movies.
Cinema smooth adjusts the frame rate of the panel for displaying 24 fps source movies on Blu-ray Disc, dedicated 24p cable and satellite channels at this native frame rate. The resulting video characteristic is a smoother and more natural film like experience.
Wide Color Enhancer Plus
Wide Color Enhancer Plus allows you to see the entire RGB spectrum brought to life on your screen. This provides vibrant, yet natural-looking images.
With Wi-Fi built right into the TV, no additional equipment is needed to connect with an existing wireless router in your home network. You can instantly stream movies and TV shows, update your Facebook, start browsing the web, use Samsung Apps right on the screen and access a host of other Smart TV features.
Smart TV 2.0
The Samsung Smart TV finds the movies and TV shows you like - and more. Navigate within the five Smart Hub content panels. Easily discover movies, shows and social posts with less searching and more watching.
Dual Core Processor
Dual Core processing speeds allow you to perform multiple tasks at the same time. It also enables faster web browsing while playing apps or TV programs that you've recently opened through the Recent History feature.
The Samsung Smart Hub interface organizes your entertainment and content into five convenient panels: On TV, Movies and TV Shows, Social, Apps and a panel for your photos, videos and music.
Full Web Browser
This model features a full web browser, so you can enjoy all the benefits of full web browsing, right on your TV, from the comfort of your living room. From social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter to news, weather, entertainment, blogs and more.
Discover what you want just by asking your TV. With S-Recommendation, your TV will respond to your voice and find a selection of customized content options based on your preferences. Ask the TV for recommendations while you're watching TV or visit the full S-Recommendation hub to find interesting things to watch.
Smart Interaction 2.0
Speaking into the built-in microphone on the Smart Touch Remote control and using hand gestures allows you to control your TV innovative and unexpected ways. Use S-Recommendation with voice interaction to ask your TV to find things to watch and get program suggestions. Optional Skype camera required for hand gesture control.
Samsung's AllShare feature lets you stream and share multimedia content through your home network from any compatible device. Wirelessly enjoy movies, photos and music from your computer or other networked device - all on your large TV screen.
Three HDMI Connections
HDMI is a high-quality, single-cable, digital audio/video interface for connecting the TV to a digital cable box, satellite box, DVD player, Blu-ray player, computer, laptop, gaming console, tablet, smartphone or other device with an HDMI output. This TV features three HDMI inputs, so you can connect multiple devices at once.
Dual USB Ports
The two USB ports allow you to connect a variety of computer, audio and video devices to the TV. USB movie capability allows the streaming of video from storage devices, cameras, camcorders and USB drives.
Component Input with Shared Composite AV Input
The component input is an analog video connection that transmits HD RGB video using three RCA connections. The shared composite AV input is an analog video connection that transmits video using one RCA connection.
Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Pulse
Dolby Digital Plus / Pulse optimizes the TV sound quality when viewing and listening to Internet movies, Internet music and other content played back from wired or wireless mobile phones, PCs and tablet devices.
DTS Premium Sound 5.1
DTS Premium Sound 5.1 delivers immersive 5.1 surround sound from any DTS-encoded content and converts any two-channel audio content into a 5.1 DTS surround sound track for discrete surround sound playback.
DTS Studio Sound
DTS Studio Sound provides audio enhancement technology for TVs including SRS TruSurround HD, which provides 3D sound without extra speakers. That means that the dual 10W down-firing, full-range speakers provide a surround sound experience.
When viewing 3D content, the audio track is processed to create a three dimensional space, including behind, above or below the listener.
Energy Star 6.0 Compliant
Energy Star 6.0 qualification means that this TV meets strict energy-efficiency specifications set by the government. It not only meets Energy Star 6.0 requirements, it also exceeds them. This translates to more energy savings and lower utility bills, which also means that the TV will leave a smaller carbon footprint on the environment.
Smart Touch Remote Control
Enjoy all the benefits of a Universal Remote with the Smart Touch Remote Control. Use it to control multiple devices connected to your Smart TV, including the set top box, Blu-ray player and Home Entertainment System. The innovative touch pad allows for quick and intuitive navigation, while the built-in microphone provides an alternative way to control your Smart TV with your voice.
3D Active Glasses
When combined with Samsung 3D entertainment, the included 3D Active Glasses bring viewing to life. These 3D Active Glasses also provide greater comfort for hours of viewing.
The Infrared (IR) Blaster gives you Smart control over your entire range of external devices, all with a single remote. Simply plug in the Bluetooth-powered IR Blaster, and you can command your cable box, Blu-ray Disc Player and more - all from a single source.
In the Box
Samsung 51" 5500 Series Full HD Smart 3D Plasma TV