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Samsung PN64F5500
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$1,797.99 - $1,994.73
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Summary: A 64-inch 3D-capable plasma HDTV from Samsung with 1080p resolution, 3 HDMI inputs, and 1 component-video input.
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Type: 60-inch and larger TVs
About - Samsung PN64F5500

The Samsung PN64F5500 is a 64-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 PN64F5500 measures 38.3 inches high by 58.4 inches wide by 14.7 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

The warranty on this TV covers parts/labor for 12/12 months, respectively. Other screen sizes in this model line include: PN51F5500 (55"), PN60F5500 (60")

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 PN64F5500
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.) 38.3
info Overall width (in.) 58.4
info Overall depth (in.) 14.7
info Streaming video services Amazon Instant Video, Blockbuster, CinemaNow, Hulu Plus, M-GO, Media Hub, Netflix, Redbox Instant, Vudu
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User Reviews - Samsung PN64F5500
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(25 of 28 customers found this review helpful)
Not happy
Nice Pic While It Lasted
Not reliable
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Bought this TV via after reviewing Consumer Reports ratings. Had it in place for the better part of one day before it turned off by itself in the middle of DVD watching. Could not get it to turn back on again. Went to the Samsung troubleshooting site on the manufacturer's website, and none of the suggested approaches resulted in a fix. Looks like a hardware problem. That's when my wife went online and did some additional research -- too late unfortunately -- and discovered that Samsung TVs have had apparently widespread issues like this, due to capacitor failure. See CNET and other CBS(Miami and Chicago) online articles that suggest a class action lawsuit underway in 2012 could include up to 7.5 million units. Don't know if that particular hardware issue is the problem with my brand new set. Will contact Samsung directly tomorrow. Not sure how this TV and brand could satisfactorily pass Consumer Reports' reliability measures, given that kind of class action issue.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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