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Samsung PN60E550 60-Inch 1080p 600Hz 3D Slim Plasma HDTV (Black) (2012 Model)

3.6 out of 5 stars 315 customer reviews
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  • Smart Content with Signature Services
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • 600Hz Subfield Motion
  • Full HD 2D and 3D
  • TV with stand (Width x Height x Depth): 55.1-Inch x 35.9-Inch x 13.2-Inch, TV without stand (Width x Height x Depth): 55.1-Inch x 32.9-Inch x 2.2-Inch
  • Built-in WiFi
  • 600Hz Subfield Motion with Full HD 2D or 3D
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Technical Details

  • 3D Compatiblity
  • Built-in Subwoofer
  • Noise Reducing
  • Sleep Timer

Product Description

Product Description

60-Inch 3D Slim Plasma HDTV with 1080p Resolution


[Samsung Plasma Comparison Chart]

Samsung delivers the connected power of Smart TV, along with amazing 3D in the Plasma 5 Series. Samsung Smart TV is your portal to online content, sharing and chatting with friends, plus streaming movies, music – and so much more. The attractive picture quality of full HD 1080p resolution teams up with improved black levels and Cinema Smooth technology. With Samsung’s immersive active full HD 3D experience, entertainment can go beyond your wildest expectations.

Real Black Panel
Real Black Panel provides deeper and darker black levels for bolder hues, higher contrast, and smooth, clearer picture quality.
+1-inch Design
With Samsung’s Plasma +1 design, this TV has a reduced bezel design that allows for a larger viewing area without having to increase the TV’s outside dimension.

Smart TV

Never miss a moment with Samsung Smart TV. Watch your favorite movies while you browse the web or explore the Smart Hub. Find more content you love by searching for shows, movies, and videos across vudu, Hulu Plus, YouTube, and other digital content providers. Movies are handpicked for you through recommendations based on your viewing history and ratings. Access all your apps and download new ones such as Netflix, Facebook, YouTube, Hulu Plus, and Twitter! Browse the web while you watch movies and TV shows, and enjoy TV while you chat with friends and family online, all on one screen. With Samsung Social TV, you can use Twitter, Facebook, and Google Talk to make comments, crack jokes, and share all the fun.

Signature Services

Family Story

Share your most previous family moments with Family Story on your new Samsung Smart TV. Family Story provides a quick way to upload photos to a gallery, even from your mobile device. You can also chat in real time, post messages, and share important family events so everyone is kept up to date.


Now you can maintain a healthy lifestyle with Samsung Smart TV's Fitness. Exercise at home through the video-on-demand service and manager your workout history. You can also track your progress by downloading the Exercise App onto your mobile device.

Kids Story

Kids Story combines home entertainment and education with Samsung's new Smart TV. Through this TV, we can recommend a variety of child-friendly programming so you can watch your child enjoy the pleasures of learning. The fun and exciting games will entertain your child and family for hours.

Smart Hub

Samsung Smart TV has retooled its Smart Hub feature to further expand its access to a world of online entertainment. Smart Hub enables multitasking and delivers an optimized viewing experience with single point access to the content that's the most important to you. It also allows you to search through hundreds of apps and use the fully optimized web browser for a seamless user experience.

Built-In Features

The Samsung Plasma E550 series comes with built-in WiFi.  The wireless LAN built right into the TV makes it easier than ever to browse the web, update your Facebook and Twitter, download apps, and stream your favorite movies and TV shows.


Samsung's expanded control permits seamless functionality between Samsung branded TVs and Samsung devices such as Blu-ray and home theater systems.

Cinema Smooth
Cinema Smooth is a refined playback process of 24fps movies from Blu-ray and Satellite TV sources which are optimized for a seamlessly smooth viewing experience.
Eco Sensor
Samsung’s unique Eco Sensor measure the room’s light intensity and automatically calibrates the brightness of the image on the screen, optimizing the viewing experience while also saving you energy.
Subfield Motion
With Samsung’s 600Hz Subfield Motion, plasma TVs make action scenes and fast moving sporting events crisp, clear, and picture perfect.

What's in the Box

PN60E550 60-Inch Plasma 3D HDTV, Stand, Standard Remote, Two Pairs of Active 3D Glasses, Documentation

Select Specifications

Resolution: 1080p
Refresh Rate: 600Hz
Full HD: 2D & 3D
USB: 2
Component In:
Composite In (AV):
DVI Audio In: 1
Digital Audio Video Out:
Ethernet: 1
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC): 1
Weight and Dimensions
VESA Size: 600x400
Dimensions (WxHxD): 55.1 x 35.9 x 13.2 Inches (55.1 x 32.9 x 2.2 Inches Without Stand)
Weight: 77.4 lbs. (66.1 lbs. Without Stand)

Samsung Plasma TV Comparison Chart

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Sizes (inches) 51, 60, 64 51, 60, 64 51, 60
51, 60, 64 64 51, 60 51 43, 51
Resolution 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p 720p 720p
Refresh Rate
600 Hz
600 Hz 600 Hz 600 Hz 600 Hz 600 Hz 600 Hz 600 Hz
600 Hz Subfield Motion
Wide Color Enhancer Plus
Real Black Panel
HD Full 2D & 3D Full 2D & 3D Full 2D & 3D Full 2D & 3D Full 2D Full 2D 2D & 3D 2D
Clear Image Panel

Eco Sensor
Cinema Smooth
+1" Design

Ultra Slim Design

Swivel Stand

WiFi built-in
WiFi built-in
WiFi built-in
WiFi built-in

WiFi ready
ConnectShare Movie
Apps built for TV

AllShare Play

Search All

Web Browser

Dual Core Processor

Your Video

Skype Compatible

Smart TV
Smart Hub
Signature Services
Signature Interaction

Built-in Camera

3D Glasses, pairs included 2 2 2
Smart Touch Remote

Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard

Product Information

Technical Details

Brand Name Samsung
Item Weight 77.4 pounds
Product Dimensions 59.5 x 16.5 x 37.5 inches
Item model number PN60E550
Color Name Black
Number of Component Outputs Optical
Specification Met Energy Star
Special Features 3D Compatiblity, Built-in Subwoofer, Noise Reducing, Sleep Timer
Frequency Response Curve 60 Hz

Additional Information

Customer Reviews
3.6 out of 5 stars 315 customer reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #90,320 in Home Theater (See top 100)
#27 in Electronics > Televisions & Video > Televisions > Plasma TVs
Shipping Weight 93 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item can only be shipped to the 48 contiguous states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico.
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Date First Available February 3, 2012

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Customer Reviews

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Size: 51-inches Verified Purchase
I am very pleased so far with this TV. I have bought several large flat panel TVs over the last few years and this one I am really pleased. I have been pleased with Samsung in general and only buy Samsung now for displays/TVs at this point (have 4 large screen TVs and 5 monitors in my house). As others have mentioned, it is a new model for this year and really packs a ton of features in for the price. I love plasma (over LED and LCD) and was really surprised how the weight has come down. The picture is great. One feature I really wanted to make sure I got was the ethernet input because with more and more stuff moving to internet, I felt it would be a good idea to have. I am finishing a basement and have the opportunity to run the ethernet right to where i will put this tv. Don't get me wrong, the built in WIFI works perfectly too, I just wanted to have this option too and many other models don't have this. One thing I was not aware of is that it doesn't have a VGA input. I was planning on using that to hook up a computer. For me its not a big deal as I can use HDMI, but thought I would mention as I didn't notice that before ordering. Overall I think this is a great TV and a great deal - would definitely recommend and I am seriously considering buying another one for another room (yes, I have been told I have a problem with buying too many TVs).

UPDATE (4/15/12) - After several days of usage, I noticed a buzzing sound when sitting in just the right (or wrong depending on how you look at it) place. Sitting directly in front and about 8 feet away I noticed a pretty load buzzing sound. If I moved closer or to the side I did not really notice it. (I couldn't really try moving back based on the way the room is where I had it).
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Size: 60-inches Verified Purchase
The product photo for these TVs (the 550 series) shows a matte, anti-reflective screen. This is misleading. The 550 series does NOT feature an anti-reflective screen. It has no anti-reflective coating at all. It is as reflective as glass, and consequently not the best choice for rooms with windows.

Amazon's product description for the 550 series is identical to its description for the next model up (the 6500 series). Reading the two descriptions, a reasonable person will conclude that the only difference between the 550 and the 6500 is the type of stand that the TV sits on. In particular, both TVs are said to feature a "Real Black Panel" and both screens are shown with the same matte finish. So why not get this TV (the 550) and save $200?

Here is the crucial difference: This TV (the 550) has the basic "Real Black Panel," which Samsung describes as an "advancement in software technology that provides deeper and darker black levels for bolder hues, higher contrast, and smoother, clearer picture quality." In other words, the basic "Real Black" is purely a function of software, not of anti-reflective coating.

The 6500 on the other hand has "Real Black Panel Pro," which Samsung describes as "An advancement within the panel structure of the plasma and a software improvement that depicts blacker blacks, bolder color, higher contrast and exceptional picture quality. This technological improvement provides the most cinematic viewing experience available." In other words, it has the software as well as the anti-reflective coating that distinguishes the high-end Samsungs. Amazon mentions that the much pricier 7000 and 8000 models have "Real Black Panel Pro," but neglects to mention that the 6500 has it too.

Again, it depends on the lighting situation in the intended room, but in most situations, the 6500 is well worth the added expense.
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Size: 60-inches Verified Purchase
If you are looking to get an amazing TV at a fantastic price, you've come to the right place. This TV has an absolutely fantastic picture, surprisingly good 3D features, and an array of useful Smart features. Whether you're a movie fanatic, or a hardcore gamer, this TV will certainly impress. Add in the features of the TV on top of the outstanding quality that Samsung continues to deliver and then look at the price, and you have a no competition situation. Take it from someone who normally has buyers remorse, I love this purchase and have no remorse over it.

Picture Quality:
The picture quality on this TV was a huge surprise to me. I had read the reviews on here which talked about the outstanding quality and Plasma's have always impressed me more than other TV technologies, but this TV was absolutely outstanding. This TV looks great not only on HD, but even on SD content. I have Charter Digital Cable with HD and my box is hooked up through HDMI. As one would expect the HD channels look great. What really impressed me is the crispness of the TV on even SD content. Most SD content is filmed in 4:3 aspect ratio and on large HD TVs such as this one, they tend to have issues with pixelation. The picture on this TV is sharp and clear regardless of the stream quality.

Sound Quality:
My apartment isn't particularly huge and the sound on the TV is not necessarily something to speak of, but it is surprisingly good. For a normal sized room it gets the job done. My next investment is a full surround sound system and when I get to that point, this TV is equipped to handle it with the optical audio out jack. In the meantime though, I can continue to enjoy the sound quality the TV has built-in.
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