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Samsung 51" 5500 Series Full HD Smart 3D Plasma TV

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Product Highlights
  • 2D & 3D Full HD 1920 x 1080p Resolution
  • Built-in Wi-Fi & Full Web Browser
  • 600 Hz Subfield Motion & Cinema Smooth
  • S-Recommendation & Smart Interaction 2.0
  • Equipped with Smart Hub & AllShare
  • Wide Color Enhancer Plus
  • Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Pulse
  • DTS Premium Sound 5.1 & 3D Sound
  • Three HDMI Inputs & Dual USB Ports
  • Includes Two Pairs of 3D Active Glasses

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
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.
Built-in Wi-Fi
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.
Smart Hub
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.
S-Recommendation
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.
AllShare
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.
3D Sound
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.
IR Blaster
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.
Display
Screen Size (Diagonal) 51"
Panel Type Plasma
Aspect Ratio 16 : 9
Pixel Resolution 1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate 600 Hz
Viewing Angle(H x V) Not Specified By Manufacturer
Video
Video System ATSC, Clear QAM, NTSC
HDTV Compatibility 1080 p
1080 i
720 p
480 p
480 i
TV Tuner Yes
3D Yes
Speaker
Sound Stereo
Subwoofer No
Power Not Specified By Manufacturer
Orientation SRS TruSurround XT
Dolby Digital Yes
Connectivity
Inputs/Outputs 3x HDMI Audio/Video In
1x RCA Component Video In
1x RCA Composite Video In
1x RCA Stereo (L/R) Audio In
1x RCA S/PDIF Audio Out
2x USB 2.0 Audio/Video/Photo In
1x RF Antenna In
1x IR Control In/Out
Convenience
Media Player Not Specified By Manufacturer
Wi-Fi Built-in
Menu Language English, Spanish, French
Remote Control Yes
Wall Mounting 400 x 400 mm
General
Power Requirements 110-120 VAC, 60 Hz
Power Consumption Not Specified By Manufacturer
Energy Star Compliant Version 6.0
Dimensions (WxHxD) 46.9 x 27.9 x 2.2" / 119.1 x 70.9 x 5.6 cm without stand
46.9 x 31.4 x 12.1" / 119.1 x 79.8 x 30.7 cm with stand
Weight 40.8 lb / 18.51 kg without stand
44.8 lb / 20.32 kg with stand
Samsung 51" 5500 Series Full HD Smart 3D Plasma TV
  • 2 x 3D Active Glasses
  • Smart Touch Remote Control
  • 2 x AAA Batteries
  • Quad Stand
  • IR Blaster
  • AC Power Cord
  • 1-Year Limited Parts & Labor Warranty
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    Samsung51" 5500 Series Full HD Smart 3D Plasma TV
     
    4.8

    (based on 8 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to setup (8)
    • Good resolution (8)
    • Great picture quality (8)
    • Attractive (5)
    • Good remote control (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home (5)
      • Movies (5)
      • Home theater (3)
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      5.0

      Samsung 51

      By KailiNC

      from Raleigh, NC

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Fast Setup
      • Good Resolution
      • Great Picture Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Home Theater
        • Movies

        Comments about Samsung 51" 5500 Series Full HD Smart 3D Plasma TV:

        Delivered fast and safe
        great picture
        smart features are very useful
        Remote is not as bad as some say. There are a few things I have not figured out how to replicate that my uverse remote does...probably need to research more.
        I have 3 plasmas in house and they all reflect somewhat if daylight hits it, and this one is no different. If you read all the reviews by the experts..plasmas are always tops...especially if you have a room where you will have some extreme viewing angles....like sitting by fireplace and watching from 180 degree angle. Or room with chairs all over the place.
        BTW...I use a soundbar, but I have to admit the sound was not terrible.

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        5.0

        AMAZING PICTURE

        By Damien

        from Chicago, IL

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Fast Setup
        • Good Remote Control
        • Good Resolution
        • Great Picture Quality
        • Great Sound Quality

        Cons

        • Glare

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Movies

        Comments about Samsung 51" 5500 Series Full HD Smart 3D Plasma TV:

        This is a replacement for my 42" Sony LCD HDTV and is my main tv. I had been looking to upgrade to 50"+ for some time and after quite a lot of research I chose the Samsung plasma, and finally this exact model. It had all the minimum requirements I was looking for and several extras. I wanted a full 1080P unit, at least 3 HDMI inputs, 50"+ size, and less than $. Several "bonuses" were 3D technology, Smart TV, touch pad remote and the Samsung remote app (I have a Galaxy S4 which works seamlessly with the tv). It even locates my DLNA files to play right through the Smart TV interface, although the controls (play, pause, RW, FF) are limited. I also love the IR blaster to control set top box through Samsung remote, again some functions are limited but overall a great addition to the package. I am a Samsung believer, as I own 2 phones, 2 hard drives, and now an HDTV.

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        3.0

        Good value for the dollar!

        By Curbren

        from Berkeley, CA

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Fast Setup
        • Good Resolution
        • Great Picture Quality

        Cons

        • Could Use More Hdmi Ports
        • Poor Connection Options

        Best Uses

        • Bedroom
        • Home

        Comments about Samsung 51" 5500 Series Full HD Smart 3D Plasma TV:

        Very good option for secondary TV.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Very good 3D for a budget price

        By Bear by the Lake

        from Byram Township, NJ

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        Pros

        • 3d Performance
        • 3-d Performance
        • Energy Efficient
        • Fast Setup
        • Good Remote Control
        • Good Resolution
        • Great Picture Quality

        Cons

        • Glare

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Movies
        • Wall Mounting

        Comments about Samsung 51" 5500 Series Full HD Smart 3D Plasma TV:

        I bought this as a replacement for my Samsung LCD 52" that died after only 5 years. While this TV doesn't have the "jump out at you" picture of the LCD, the picture is crisp and bright enough for viewing even in full light conditions. What is impressive is the 3D viewing. This is a full active 3D set, not passive as many other TV's in the budget price range. I've played a number of 3D BluRay movies already and I'm happy with the performance. I highly recommend this set based upon initial use. Hopefully, it will last longer than 5 years.

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        5.0

        Perfect Choice

        By Tutty

        from Boynton Bedach FL.

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        Pros

        • Energy Efficient
        • Fast Setup
        • Good Remote Control
        • Good Resolution
        • Great Picture Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Home Theater
          • Movies

          Comments about Samsung 51" 5500 Series Full HD Smart 3D Plasma TV:

          The 51" was the perfect size for our space. This is the second plasma tv for us and feel plasma still has the over all best picture quality. The sound is very good but I'm waiting for my reward rebate and will be ordering a Samsung soundbar to complete the purchase. The only negative I see is the way the stand comes forward of the screen there may not be enought room for the soundbar so I'll be getting mounts to attach the bar over the screen. As always B&H had the best price.

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          5.0

          Love it!

          By Larry Marshall Photography

          from Carlsbad CA

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Fast Setup
          • Good Resolution
          • Great Picture Quality
          • Great Sound Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Samsung 51" 5500 Series Full HD Smart 3D Plasma TV:

              Very easy to set up and WOW, such a clear bright picture! Worked right out of the box with my DirectTV remote too.

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              5.0

              Great Picture! beautiful sound !

              By Maria - the expert.

              from Irvington Nj.

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Energy Efficient
              • Fast Setup
              • Good Remote Control
              • Good Resolution
              • Great Picture Quality
              • Great Sound Quality
              • Reduced Glare

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Bedroom

                Comments about Samsung 51" 5500 Series Full HD Smart 3D Plasma TV:

                It's a great TV! All the Way!

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                • Yes

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                5.0

                Amazing picture

                By Captenstef

                from Quebec,Canada

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Fast Setup
                • Good Remote Control
                • Good Resolution
                • Great Picture Quality
                • Great Sound Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Theater
                  • Movies

                  Comments about Samsung 51" 5500 Series Full HD Smart 3D Plasma TV:

                  Amazing picture, beautiful color and contrast, you can simply have a good cable broadband and you will get a similar picture to that of 4k

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