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Samsung PN51F5500 51-Inch 1080p 600Hz 3D Smart Plasma HDTV (2013 Model)

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  • 1080p Plasma HDTV: Best picture quality
  • 600Hz Refresh Rate: Best for general viewing, video games, action movies, and sports
  • Smart TV with Voice Controls: Interact with streaming content and the web
  • TV without stand (Width x Height x Depth): 46.9'' x 27.9'' x 2.2'', TV with stand (Width x Height x Depth): 46.9'' x 31.4'' x 12.1''
  • Power: ENERGY STAR® Compliant, Energy Star 6.0: Energy Guide Label, Power Supply (V): AC110-120V 60Hz, Typical Power Consumption: 83W, Maximum Power Consumption: 299W, Standby Power Consumption: Under 0.3 W
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Product Information

Size: 51-Inch
Technical Details
Brand NameSamsung
Item Weight44.8 pounds
Product Dimensions46.9 x 12.1 x 31.4 inches
Item model numberPN51F5500
Batteries:2 AA batteries required. (included)
Discontinued by manufacturerYes
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #33,487 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight65 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableMarch 17, 2013
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Size: 51-Inch
  • Brand Name: Samsung
  • Model: PN51F5500
  • Display Technology: Plasma
  • Display Size: 51 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9
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Size: 51-Inch

Samsung PN51F5500 51-Inch 1080p 600Hz 3D Smart Plasma HDTV

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Customer Reviews

I have only had it for 2 months but so far is very good. The picture quality is perfect. Would of given it 5 stars but disappointed with the insurance protection offer,… Read more ›
Same features as sets costing twice as much. Picture is awesome. Sound is okay. Read more ›
It was so simple and easy to set up I couldn't believe it. The picture is awesome and the 3d is wonderful. If you have kids with games you may want to get the upgraded… Read more ›
TV functions great. Picture quality is also great. 3D glasses, batteries don't last through a movie. Read more ›
Picture is GREAT, although 3D TV has lip synch problems with BluRay and Netflix. Active glasses need frequent battery replacement. Read more ›
Unit has excellent picture and works well Has only optical audio out which created some sound system problems. Everything else meets or exceeds expectations. Read more ›
The amazon warehouse box had holes in the corners so we are missing some…The remote is awesome; it has a microphone built in so you can voice activate the smart features. Read more ›
The screen saver doesn't cover the entire screen. The remote is nice and the touch pad is easy to use. It has a great picture. Read more ›
Easy to setup. Menu functions are easy to use. This TV has numerous capabilities. Read more ›
Friends have commented that the picture is better than their other TV brands. The menus are intuitive, and the remote makes it easy to navigate. The sound quality is a bit… Read more ›
And turn off synced to power. The remote is nice but I find that it has one fatal flaw that ruins it for me. The EPG in smart tv hub is awesome but doesn't remember which… Read more ›
Honestly I don't like the ugly base (Detached: wall mounted) but otherwise have nothing to complain about here. Remote is well designed and totally intuitive. Not difficult… Read more ›
picture and sound is good. The audio is acceptable. Read more ›
Picture and sound are excellent. Took me a while to figure out how to find everything with the remote but the Amazon and the Samsung service people were so helpful. Read more ›
Sound is a weakness on this television, though I've never really found a flat panel of any kind that sounds good given the smaller speaker sizes inherent to these types of… Read more ›
The Smart features are also impressive, and the 3D quality is good too. Sound is mediocre, as expected, but even a bit under-par by internal sound expectations. Mine has no… Read more ›
awesome set for the price, menus are easy, remote is a breeze. sound is awful, enhanced delivery is a joke. gonna try and return it and get a different model. Read more ›
Fortunately i can control the lighting in my living room enough so that this is not as much of an issue. Sound is decent but not good enough for me. For now i can live with… Read more ›
Black levels are fantastic. Read more ›
Turned out to be a POS and, considering…So I purchased this, and I recognized right away that indeed the color and black depth was pretty good, despite the pentile display. Read more ›
I had my doubts about the newer plasma TV's but this one is actually better…Even compared to the panasonic viera series, it's an awesome picture and the colors are amazing. Read more ›
My old 42" plasma Samsung EDTV finally died this past summer so I did much researching before settling on this Samsung…The color is amazing and picture quality superb! Read more ›
We had to send the first TV back due to color distortion in bottom right hand corner -- exchanging it was effortless…Second TV's color is great, however the TV is quirky. Read more ›
The frame on the newer models (2013-F5500) is thinner, with more screen real estate vs more of a noticeable frame. Blacks are great! and Pure! Read more ›
The one thing I am disappointed in is the lack of a…The problem is that the information about the TV doesn't go into detail about exactly what some features are lacking. Read more ›
- image retention MUCH improved over older plasmas -smart features work well for me - swivel base is great for my room setup Read more ›
For the price, the picture and smart features are really great. No problems or concerns so far with this TV. Read more ›
It was reasonably priced, easy to set up, decent number of inputs and great picture. The Smart TV features are great too. I use the Netflix app quite a bit and it's great… Read more ›
The remote is awesome once you get used to it The wifi works great and loads Netflix instantly. Read more ›
Picture quality is better than any LCD TV I've owned. Smart features are neat and simple to use. Read more ›
- Hardware is nice, but doesn't actually work - Software is not nice Read more ›
The internet browser is slow. The 3d glasses batteries drain fast. Read more ›
-the apps section starts fast, and is fairly clean and intuitive -Netflix app looks very good, is stable, and has 5.1 out via the optical connection -I prefer the little… Read more ›
However, I haven't tried to actually play a video. The browser is nice to have, but I don't see me using it a whole lot. Read more ›
This is a pig, at best. Very bad browser, and web surfing interfaces. It's junk by me, and shame on Samsung for selling junk. Read more ›
Pros: Great picture, Smart interface is slick and has a lot of cool apps including HBO GO, remote control is cool but can be frustrating. Cons: This TV buzzes very loudly,… Read more ›
There was a forest scene, and the two TVs both had…The LED showed the tree trunk and branches and the other colors of the screen were very good and what Ive been used to. Read more ›
Folks also complain about plasma not being that…These TV's on display are in huge bright rooms and are all cranked up on vivid setting; something you'll never do at home. Read more ›
This 64" screen was a perfect replacement for our previous 53", both having approx. 32" height, but the 64" would be wider of course. Read more ›
The problem hasn't gone away but I notice it less now. Otherwise, colors and details are spectacular. I got it just before the Winter Olympics and I'm glad I did. Read more ›
I currently have a 50" Samsung plasma in the living room for about 6 years now. We really like it, the glare is not bad for us, etc. So for the man cave, I ended up… Read more ›
I purchased two of these for my volunteer rescue squad and the quality of the resolution is very good. We also planned to mount on a wall and the mounting slots were… Read more ›
UPDATE 6/4/2013 I put it back to five stars because this TV for the price is a great buy colors are great blacks are black I love this thing Read more ›
Great picture for a great price. Delivery through Amazon was fantastic. Read more ›
I've had lots of people…I've also had one videophile (Has a Panny VT60) be able to tell immediately it was Pentile, but he still said for the price its still a great value. Read more ›
I opted for plasma vs. LED,…I went for this Samsung model because it appeared to be a great value, weighing price point vs. size, features and reviewed image quality. I… Read more ›
This was a buy after returning a higher end model. The best move I did as this TV does everything the other did at a lower price. Read more ›
Given what I paid for this unit, I would say that it is an decent value. The image quality is superior to LED & LCD type televisions and the unit is relatively easy to set up. Read more ›
Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, and Amazon Cloud Player are…The web browser is painful to use, the You Tube interface is bad, and the rest of the apps are nearly useless. Read more ›
Highly rated in Consumer Reports. The remote makes the TV very easy to use. Read more ›
buy a sound bar. I also love the smart remote. super easy to use. no motion blur on sports. Read more ›
The Smart TV features are really handy and easy to use. Youtube comes up pretty fast, although some movies are not allowed on TV when they are on the computer - strange...… Read more ›
But it's better to have flexibility than a rigid unbending stand with no give. Love the remote for most things it's quick and easy to use, without being huge! Read more ›
The interface with the apps is appealing to the eyes and easy to navigate, but paid apps aren't going to work soon... It comes with 2 pairs of the 3D glasses, which I would… Read more ›
It has so many features I haven't had a chance to figure all of them out yet. The set up is super easy. I hooked up a Samsung Blueray player and it set up the player by… Read more ›
Arrived on time as promised. Set up was very easy. Beautiful picture, it does have some glare, however, most plasma TVs have glare. Read more ›
Was very pleased wit this purchase. Setup was easy, the picture is sharp and clear. I would suggest this product to everyone Read more ›
The sound is just good, My old Sony Bravia beats Samsung in that…The software installed is very good, including the interface, web browser,and all available apps... Read more ›
We…The setup was dead easy, adjusting the picture seemed simple to me and in the 3 year between this set and our other one, the internet features have made some progress. Read more ›
Had to purchase a Samsung sound bar to get the full affect of the 2D/3D experience. Sound bar cost another $350, but the setup is great. Read more ›
The remote could be a bit more user friendly. But the picture is amazing and the smart hub is Awesome! Using your s4 as a remote and playing music and videos and pictures… Read more ›
SMART TV is hugely improved from first generation, tho you get slower performance on this model than on the top of the line one. Read more ›
Unfortunately this TV has not been reviewed by pro who share their settings, but I can tell you that right out of the box, in Movie mode, this…The Smart Hub works great! Read more ›
Better picture the the 50 inch led Samsung that a friend has and he paid way more. 3D is pretty good, and the Smart TV systems is the best out there right now. The picture… Read more ›
What's not to love about this tv. Set up was easy, picture is awesome and the smart tv feature is easy to use. There is, as I expected, a bit of a learning curve with the… Read more ›
Anyway, love the smart tv section, and even cooler it just magically saw my Synology NAS on my network, so I now have all my video (and other media) content available from… Read more ›
Something else worth mentioning... and this is likely one of the ways Samsung was able to price this TV so low... is that the build quality is terrible!! When I attached… Read more ›
The picture is awesome, blacks are very black and the color is very impressive and I don't see any pixelation on fast moving subject matter. My old Plasma used to get very… Read more ›
That of course is assuming that the TV isn't going to break down in a…The poor build quality is something worth noting, and deciding whether to take your chances or not. Read more ›
A huge upgrade from my 5 year old 46" Panasonic plasma. Picture quality is great in my finished basement. The sound, powered by a Yamaha receiver & 12" Polk powered… Read more ›
The display and bezel are quite thin. Real good build quality. 3D and 2D to 3D are very good. Read more ›
Delivery was easy and fast. It does has a mirror like finish so you need to be able to angled to avoid some glad. Purchasde wall bracket on Amazon as well. Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

210 of 211 people found the following review helpful By Aiden on June 22, 2013
Size Name: 60-Inch Verified Purchase
I'll keep this review simple. The TV is incredible with great picture and 16x9 movies with black bars standout ,making the black bars not noticeable. I came from a samsung 2 year old 50 inch to this 60. Its very noticeable the picture increase. The frame on the newer models (2013-F5500) is thinner, with more screen real estate vs more of a noticeable frame.Blacks are great! and Pure! Colors pop out even with reflections from light sources.

Ill add some of the features which I had to dig for because the Samsung rep was not aware or hidden in the online manual. Im more of a feature person, started to notice Samsung online limited the technical information regarding their televisions.


NO remote lag, quick menu transitioning.

Built in Wireless N 2.4ghz and 5ghz.

Streams 5.1 from Netflix, Amazon video, hulu plus etc

Clear speakers-I set mine to clear voice.

Colors stand out even with ambient light cancelling out any reflections.

Great TV from any angle.

DARK Blacks , vibrant WHITES, and Greys blend in with black well, it also enhances the color and images because the TV has great black reproduction.(typical plasma)

HDMI 1.4 (no internet pass threw) Samsung rep had no idea just said "the newest standard" and wasn't listed in there online booklet.After some digging and verified at home, it is HDMI 1.4 just no internet pass threw.

MHL connection from the side. (Mobile High def link) ie Roku stream sticks, Chrome Cast from google, and mobile devices. (it powers the item) Samsung site kept this information hidden. I had to dig for it. Future ready.

NO HEAT. My 2 year old Samsung Plasma gave off a ton of heat. This one barely anything.
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123 of 133 people found the following review helpful By A. Webster on May 1, 2013
Size Name: 60-Inch
I bought this to replace my pn58c500. So my impressions are based off of the differences of these 2 models. I also have a 46" Samsung LCD in my bedroom to compare with.

First impressions are WOW what a difference in picture quality. I thought my pn58c500 had a good picture but this is way more cleaner and clearer overall. Watched some of a Monster vs. Alien show on Netflix and it looked amazing. Everything is clear and vibrant. The sound seems fine to me. I have it mounted on the wall at an angle, so maybe the speakers sound better that way. The sound is robust, clear, and has decent surround depth to its output. Now would it sound as good as the surround sound turned on and up, NO. But I watch mostly at late night when everyone is sleeping and only use the surround sound on weekends.

Now some of the annoyances are
#1 - the remote is not very good, it only has a handful of buttons and most of the ones you need and want to use are buried in sub menus that you must use the touch pad to access. Which is hit or miss on selecting the correct item(will probably take more time to figure out the sensitivity). This is not for someone who has never used a smartphone or rarely uses a computer or mouse. They would probably chuck the remote through the TV within 5 min of use.

#2 - There isn't a power off button on the front of the display bezel(at least that I can find). The buttons are on the back of the display. My kids have learned to turn on the TV with the front buttons and then just turn on the xbox. Helps with keeping track of the remote. Especially now that it is so small and easy to misplace.

Now some more points:
- 2d-3d conversion seems pretty good.
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102 of 116 people found the following review helpful By Richard L. Wasserman on April 12, 2013
Size Name: 60-Inch Verified Purchase
Updated 4/19

For the price I paid, it's a steal.

Day 1.
The good
- 1. Setup was super easy.
- 2. The default settings on the TV had a very good picture.
- 3. Black performance & 3D was very good.
- 4. Speakers were tinny, but way better than decent - a big surprise.

A few annoyances
- 2. as a small beep when you raised or lower the volume.
- 3. I couldn't get the TV to burn in as it would shut off every few hours without activity. I thought I changed all that in the settings but it didn't work. Could be user error.
- 4. When you turned on the TV, it would go directly into SmartHub. I am not going to use SmartHub much and would rather use my standard DirecTV remote. I cannot find a way to "default" it into HDMI1. An updated DTV remote code can fix this but you will have to flip the DirecTV Remote switch to TV, press Select, then move the DirecTV switch back to the box. Pretty annoying. If you buy a Harmony, you can program the remote to fix this.
- 5. The remote is kind of weird. It was this multitouch old school laptop trackpad thing. I'm no sure if I like it yet.

For ordering - I recommend 270 degree HDMI port savers.

After a few days.
- 1. I added a Samsung HW-E450C sound bar. It worked immediately with the TV. Wireless connectivity (SoundShare) worked great. No discernible difference from optical to wireless. It takes about 20 seconds for the wireless to kick in.
- 2. After break in, the blacks were pretty impressive. Watched Van Helsing on blu-ray to test blacks and was very happy with the level of detail.
- 3.
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