Samsung's PN50A550 Plasma Gets Reviewed
Samsung's PN50A550 50-inch plasma HDTV seems to sit right at the point where reasonable price and reasonable product quality meet. With an MSRP of $2299 you'll definitely find cheaper 1080p 50-inch plasma's, but maybe not one of such quality. Not only does the PN50A550 have an exhaustive array of picture controls including a new feature called Cell Light that helps brighten the plasma's darker-than-LCD image, but the ease of calibrating the picture means even average home theater enthusiasts can tweak their picture. Overall performance was superb with only one significant weakness showing its face. Even with a dynamic contrast ratio of 1, 000, 000:1, the PN50A550 offers black levels and shadow details that are merely average and help put some perspective on those ever-increasing contrast ratios. Aside from the disappointing blacks, the Samsung PN50A550 looks to be a safe bet, the perfect tradeoff between price and quality.
Via Home Theater Mag
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Posted by Justin Davey at August 3, 2008 5:56 AM