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SAMSUNG 50" 1080p Plasma TV - PN50A550

  • 1920 x 1080 + 1080i/p 720p
  • ATSC / NTSC / QAM Tuner
  • 3 HDMI VGA USB 2.0
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The Samsung PN50A550 is designed to be the centerpiece of your home entertainment experience. Every part of it is ready to present you with the ultimate digital video and sound. Providing a full 50" 1080p display at 1,920 x 1,080 resolution, the FilterBright screen eliminates glare, even in a sun-filled room, to be easily seen nearly anywhere in the room with a viewing angle of 175 degrees.

Its Digital Natural Image Engine (DNIe) automatically enhances contrast, detail and white balance of on-screen images. A 30,000:1 contrast ratio and 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and 18-bit image processing deliver the sharpest image possible. An innovative pixel-shift technology prevents burn-in to get the most out of your screen. The built-in NTSC/ATSC/Clear QAM tuner receives over-the-air broadcast digital signals without any other equipment.

Samsung's SRS TruSurround XT brings full 3-dimensional sound via the twin 10W speakers. Of course, the PN50A550 really shines as part of a larger system and the Anynet+ HDMI-CEC system lets you control CEC-enabled components with only one remote control. Easily connect components using the three HDMI inputs along with a full range of other connectors, including a PC D-sub input. Picture-in-Picture lets you view images and video from multiple sources.

  • newegg Full HD 1080 With a maximum resolution of 1920x1080 (16:9), the widescreen Samsung PN50A550 fully supports up to HDTV 1080p (1920x1080, progressive) for a truly high-definition experience.
  • newegg Ultra-high 1,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio With an amazing 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, the Samsung PN50A550 provides accurate color reproduction and displays every scene in drop-dead gorgeous detail.
  • newegg Samsung DNIe Technology Samsung's DNIe (Digital Natural Image engine) technology dramatically improves the contract, detail and white balance for the sharpest and clearest images possible.
  • newegg FilterBright Anti-glare Technology The Samsung PN50A550 features a FilterBright anti-reflection filter to block unnecessary external light and expose maximum internal light, delivering the most possibly vivid picture quality that it was meant to be.
  • newegg SRS TruSurround XT Audio SRS TruSurround XT audio technology enables the Samsung PN50A550 to create true-to-life 5.1-channel surround sound through built-in speakers.
  • newegg Anynet+ Technology Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) Technology lets you control multiple HDMI-CEC compatible A/V components using a single universal remote control.

Learn more about the SAMSUNG PN50A550


Screen Size




Contrast Ratio




Native Resolution
1920 x 1080
Aspect Ratio


Cabinet Color


Viewing Angle
175°(H) / 175°(V)


Input Video Compatibility
PC Input: Analog RGB


1080i/p, 720p, 480i/p
HDTV Capability
HDTV Tuner Inside
HDMI ver. 1.3: 3

Component video inputs (Y,Pb,Pr): 2

Side and rear A/V inputs: 2

S-Video: 1

PC input (D-sub): 1

Wiselink (USB 2.0)




Built-in Speakers
10W x 2
Ultra FilterBright anti-glare technology

ACE Silhouette editor

1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio.

100,000 hour panel life.

Anti Burn-in Technology

DNIe The Samsung Digital Natural Image engine.

Direct down-firing speakers

SRS TruSurround XT

Natural true color.

Entertainment Mode

V-Chip system

Power saving

Trilingual on-screen displays

Favorite channel list

Dimensions & Weight

48.4" x 3.7" x 30.3" without stand

48.4" x 12.6" x 32.7" with stand
82.3 lbs. without stand

91.1 lbs. with stand

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  • Benjamin A.
  • 3/17/2009 6:58:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPN50A550

Pros: Love this TV. This is first plasma tv purchase, and after much research choose this set. It took 30 minutes to start watching television atfter wall mounting. Easily integrated with receiver for the best possible sound. Hook up Satellite receiver, DVD player (Next purchase is Blu-ray player) and Wii. Still have plenty of HDMI ports to use.

Cons: Sound out of speakers is not that great.

Other Thoughts: None

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  • PEDRO P.
  • 2/23/2009 11:52:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIdeal Plasma TV

Pros: After 15 days searching, surfing and reading reviews I did but this one. Incredible colors, amazing black levels, my eyes got exited playing Fifa09 with my PS3 hooked via HDMI. Unpacked, 10 min later I was watching TV. Easy Setup.

Cons: Not really a con but spread a lot of heat in my living room.

Other Thoughts: Shipping could be faster, my TV was delivered from NJ to Syracuse, NY, looks like those guys came to my home walking, lol.

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  • Paul S.
  • 2/22/2009 1:49:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsPlazma Rules, LCD is Awesome

Pros: I didn't purchase this particular TV, but it's very similar. I do highly recommend buying a TV from This is my 3rd TV, the first 2 were NIKO lcd's, one was a 19" and the other was a 26". I never had a problem with either one, I just decided to put the NIKO 26" in the bedroom and get a 50" Plazma for the living room. I read a lot of reviews about lcd's and plazmas and it does seem to be a toss up. And now after owning both I can say it's still a toss up...they are both excellent...but the Samsung is a far better TV than the NIKO. I also recommend dishnetwork...they have awesome HD programming. My LCD in the bedroom doesn't even have the HD box and the picture is phenomenal, way better than the charter we used to have. The remote that comes with dishnetwork controls all the tv controls too.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: make sure you get a TV that can take an HDMI connection which they all should now and use it. Get a popular TV that the remote will be able to be programmed with your cable/satellite providers remote. makes things a lot easier.

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  • Stephen W.
  • 1/24/2009 5:52:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome!

Pros: This TV is a fantstic buy. I got it in January, so Samsung still has the $200 rebate, which is just an added bonus! The picture is amazing, and it is very user friendly. I had my TV 4 days after I purchased it!

Cons: None really. The speakers kind of suck, but hey, if you are buying a 50 inch Plasma, you better be connecting it to a surround sound anyways. That said, the only other minor issue is I don't really like the remote, but again, buy a universal people.

Other Thoughts: Buy it, with no hesitation!

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  • Graham D.
  • 1/21/2009 9:57:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

2 out of 5 eggsDisappointed

Pros: 1. HD over the air is EXCELLENT - internal tuner is great!
2. BIG
3. Swivel stand
4. Images on HDMI, cable and OTA were crisp, but (see cons)...

Cons: ...the images from the VGA (PC) and the Component1 (Wii) were awful. There was a grayish tint to the images for these two inputs. I am using component cables for the Wii and a DVI out from the PC and the image was just unacceptable. I'm not sure if this is a plasma versus LCD issue, but it was just 'gray'.

Also, the adjustments were lacking (no separate color settings), and the overall image was just dark when I got the set home.

Other Thoughts: I returned the set after more than a full day of trying to 'tweak' the settings. I just could not get the PC or the Wii to look any brighter. Even my g-friend commented that it looked dark. Also, I got one heck of a deal ($525 LESS than here), but the image just didn't cut it on all inputs. I went with the Sony KDL-46V4100 for an extra $200 and I'm glad I did, although the OTA tuner is not as good on the Sony (I can no longer get NBC, the channel that the Superbowl will be on!)

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/6/2009 5:52:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEverything I hoped for

Pros: This is the best picture I have seen. With the built in tuner all my sports games from NBC and CBS are in 1080I and Fox is 720P. The descrambler lets me get my DTV channels from Comcast without paying 80bucks a month for a box and the same channels. The Burn in protection works very well. My wife and I fell asleep watching a DVD and the menu stayed on and stationary for about three hours, After runnning the Anti Burn scrolling grey (which does not reduce picture life) that and the pixel shift there was absolutley nothing there. Blue-ray looks perfect (checkout wallE don't laugh it is amazing picture quality). Too many pros too list

Cons: If you have cable there will be some lines in the picture do to the 480I being sent from the cable company to the tv (not all channels, but don't worry if you see it. Puts off alot of heat. If you have multiple Samsung products in one room the remote will turn those items on or off even if you don't want them to.

Other Thoughts: I was worried about shipping this item, but it was an unjustified fear. The shipping company was fast, curtious, and professional.

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  • Thomas L.
  • 12/24/2008 11:59:23 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAWESOME tv AWESOME service

Pros: If you're debating to buy plasma or not like I was STOP. This tv is amazing. Easy to set-up. Was watching tv in 10 minutes, Very customizable to your liking. Very attractive tv with a nice sturdy swivel base. PIP is pretty cool also.

Cons: Sitting in my chair to long watching tv, You just can't help it. My wife gets a little irratated because I'm always calling her over to look at the amazing picture when I'm watching sports. The speakers on this set are not the greatest but no biggy since I'm running it through my receiver.

Other Thoughts: Was a little nervous buying a large item like this online and having it shipped but that was all unwaranted. I Had a VERY good experience with newegg and I highly recommend them to all.

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  • Tom C.
  • 12/21/2008 8:11:57 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreatest TV EVER - Buy it!

Pros: Stop looking, get this TV. Like many, I spent literally hours of research into televisions. I have an online subscription to that independent consumer testing agency (that cannot be named directly, but you know who it is) and it rated this tv a best buy, and was only 2 points below their best rated tv period, which was also a Samsung. As before, they didn't let me down on their ratings and testing. Deep blacks, no motion blur, awesome color even with the standard settings. A main concern of mine was how regular standard def channels displayed - and I am pleased with the results. Many, if not most flat panel HD tvs display standard def horribly - some much worse than a CRT. This one does not. In some cases, the SD is actually better than CRT. Minimal glare as well which is unusual for a plasma, and even less than my old CRT 36". Color and brightness not an issue even in my room full of windows and lights all the way on. Oh, and the HD - so sharp and detailed its unbelieveable.

Cons: All these cons are really minor to me, but the tv seems a bit wobbly on the stand mount. It does swivel, so maybe it just seems loose. Hasn't been a problem though. It does throw some heat out, but since my family room is half underground in northern Michigan, it stays cold all the time, so the little extra heat is just a welcome bonus for me and less I have to run the furnace. There IS some glare. If your windows are facing the tv screen (i.e. behind you the viewer), it could be a problem. I have a lot of windows, but they are behind or to the side of the tv, and not really an issue for me. The black levels could be better, but you'd pay hundreds or thousands more for the slight improvement that would bring, and I'm really not sure how much blacker it could get anyway.

Other Thoughts: It took NE 2 weeks to get this TV to me, but that was mostly the fault of the AIT In Home Delivery people, who used two additional carriers to get it to me, and none of them at one point for several days could tell me who had the tv or when it would be delivered. For all intents and purposes it was lost. Also, when I purchased the tv, the AIT In Home Delivery description said clearly that they would place the tv in the "room of my choice". They didn't unpack though, without the white glove service, which I didn't buy. When they arrived, it was one old guy in a truck, and my wife had to help him unload it. Plus, he would only help get it just inside the door, so later we had to take it downstairs ourselves. Just a final comment to the guy who gave this tv a bad rating because it arrived smashed - that's unfair to the tv and to the people who look at the ratings, and is just dumb. That's like giving a car a bad rating because someone ran into you at a light.

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  • Jayson P.
  • 12/15/2008 6:33:16 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Satisfied!

Pros: amazing picture, very customizable, easy to set up...

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I researched TVs for a solid month before deciding on this one, and I have to say I made a great choice. The Samsung Plasma delivers stunning picture quality and ease of operation. was the lowest price anywhere with the addition of the extended warranty and the free shipping the final price was still lower than other stores. This plasma not only works great it's looks exceeded my expectations and I can't wait to see how it looks mounted to the wall. Newegg ROCKS!

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  • Michael K.
  • 12/11/2008 7:31:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat purchase

Pros: WOW! The picture is awesome. It was extremely easy to set up. Took only 5 days to hand deliver. Great picture with DVDs. Newegg has great prices vs box stores and no tax! That will save you hundreds of dollars alone. I can see why it was rated the top TV in the ratings. You can not go wrong with this TV from Newegg.

Cons: Need 2 people to lift TV due to size not weight. Comes attached to the stand ( a con for me - I hung my TV on the wall and had to unscrew the 8 screws.)

Other Thoughts: I have not taken full advantage of everything the TV offers. I still have analog cable and don't yet own a blu-ray player. The picture is really good even on analog signals.

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