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Samsung PN51F5500
 
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$849.99
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Summary: A 51-inch 3D-capable plasma HDTV from Samsung with 1080p resolution, 3 HDMI inputs, and 1 component-video input. Other screen sizes in this model line include: PN60F5500 (60"), PN64F5500 (64")
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Type: 46- to 52-inch TVs
About - Samsung PN51F5500

The Samsung PN51F5500 is a 51-inch plasma HDTV with a native resolution of 1920x1080 (1080p). This TV has a 3D mode that requires the use of special glasses to see three-dimensional images.

This model is Internet-enabled and can access online content, including streaming movie and TV services. It has an Ethernet jack for a wired connection to your home network via a cable. This TV is also Wi-Fi capable, so you can connect it to your home network wirelessly. It is DLNA certified, so you can view digital photos stored on a compatible computer, phone, or other mobile device also connected to your home network.

There are 4 HD-capable inputs: 3 HDMI and 1 component-video, which doubles as a composite-video input. It also has 2 USB ports, which may be used to play media--photos, videos, and music--stored on a flash drive or memory card reader on the TV.

The Samsung PN51F5500 measures 31.4 inches high by 46.9 inches wide by 12 inches deep, including its base. The panel itself is 2.2 inches thick including any protrusions, and the screen has a mirror-like finish. The bezel framing the screen is gloss black with clear border

The warranty on this TV covers parts/labor for 12/12 months, respectively. Other screen sizes in this model line include: PN60F5500 (60"), PN64F5500 (64")

About This Brand

Samsung is a market leader and top-tier TV manufacturer. It is often an innovator, as with its use of LED backlighting in LCD TVs, and was one of the first TV brands to offer 3D TVs and Smart TVs. Samsung offers a wide range of LCD TVs and is one of only a few brands that still sells plasma TVs. Its TVs are distributed widely in national and regional retailers, and in mass-market and discount outlets. In addition to LCD and plasma TVs, Samsung also sells DLP-based home theater front projectors.

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Features & Specs - Samsung PN51F5500
info Native resolution 1920x1080
info Frame rate (Hz) NA
info Wi-Fi Built-in
info HDMI inputs 3
info Component-video 0
info Overall height (in.) 31.4
info Overall width (in.) 46.9
info Overall depth (in.) 12
info Streaming video services Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster, CinemaNow, Hulu Plus, M-GO, Media Hub, Netflix, Redbox Instant, Vudu
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Additional Information (The information below has been supplied by an external source.)
General Information
Manufacturer Samsung
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.samsungusa.com
Product Series 5500
Product Model PN51F5500AF
Product Name 51" Class (50.7" Diag.) Plasma 5500 Series TV
User Reviews - Samsung PN51F5500
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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
Good TV but not smart
3/23/2014
Pros
Easy System Navigation
Great picture
Cons
Isn't Actually
Best Uses
Comment:
As a regular TV, the Samsung PN51F5500 is excellent. The picture is great and the 3D with active glasses is impressive. But this is marketed as a smart TV, which means, among other things, that it has a web browser built in. What I didn't know until I got it home is that the web browser does not support Adobe Flash, which is necessary to view many audio and video files found online in FaceBook, news sites, sports sites, etc. In other words, I can't use the Samsung smart TV for watching online videos because it is not smart. The system uses the Linux operating system with a proprietary browser and Adobe no longer supports Samsung TVs with Flash. If you plan to use a smart TV for web viewing, don't buy Samsung.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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