|Make the most of movie night, every night,
with the magic of Plasma 3D TV.|
Plasma TV is the true cinema lover’s TV; the 51-inch Samsung PN51D550 Plasma 3D TV delivers all the bold contrast and color of plasma, with the advanced features and design that Samsung is known for. Samsung’s Plasma Plus One Design sets this TV apart, with an extra inch of screen compared to similarly sized competitors’ models. For TV shows and movies, the innovative 600Hz subfield motion technology renders even the fastest-moving scenes with the utmost clarity and precision, so that each detail is crystal-clear. Advanced 3D technology makes the thrills truly come alive once you experience the depth and realism of 3D movie titles and TV programming.
3D is also great. I don't really have much experience in this area since this is my first 3D TV. There was no ghosting, trailing, or halo-effect. Same for the 2D to 3D conversion. I watched Avatar converted and the actual Tron: Legacy 3D blu-ray and both films look great.
I picked up the Samsung 51" D550 from Sears on the 12th. I'd only discovered the TV online a couple hours before buying it. Always wanted a Samsung and once I saw it in the store, I was sold. Had to have it. Received a pair  of Samsung's new 3100 3D glasses. [Will write a separate review for those.] Beware, this TV is HUGE. I swear, it didn't look this big in the store. Picture Quality is outstanding. Break-in isn't necessary. I ran slides for a day before using the TV regularly. No IR at all. Blacks are deep and rich, Colors are rich and life-like. I haven't had it professionally calibrated, just using settings I've found on the AVS forum and tweaking them to my likes. Settings are very, very customizable. SD programs are good. Soft at times but very watchable. Of course, HD/Blu-Ray/DVD content is out of this world. Audio is surprisingly excellent. Very clear and loud. I rarely go up above 11.