Samsung PNF5500 series
Samsung's mid-level plasma still includes a very good picture and the company's excellent Smart TV suite. No, it doesn't perform as well as the Panasonic S60, but it's still a very good deal.
- Overall score: 7.6 (3.5 stars)
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Starting at: $797.99
The good: The Samsung E5500 plasma TV offers a very attractive mix of features, performance, and design for the right price; black levels are very good for the money; Smart TV and a usable Web browser are unexpected bonuses; 51-inch version is relatively energy efficient.
The bad: Picture quality deteriorates quickly as room lighting brightens; relatively inaccurate color of red; poor sound quality.
The bottom line: The Samsung F5500 plasma offers great features and very good picture quality, but its performance suffers significantly under the lights.
October 31, 2013 3:23 PM PDT
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| Caption by: David Katzmaier
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