Samsung F5. 50. 0 series plasma review. Plasma technology has been around for long enough that it's able to deliver a high- quality display for very little money, and there are two companies at the forefront: Samsung and Panasonic. This year, Panasonic's ST6. S6. 0 earned our highest praise for value. The Samsung F5. 50. Korean giant's closest thing to a response.
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The F5. 50. 0 is cheaper than the ST6. From color response to black levels to shadow detail, the Panasonic ST6. That's not to say the Samsung F5. LED LCDs in its price range. If it wasn't for the strong competition from Panasonic, we'd be praising the F5. Where the Samsung F5. I don't know of anyone who dutifully turns off all the lights and closes the curtains every time they watch TV, and the Samsung is worse than any TV we've recently tested with the lights on - - and that includes the also- heliophobic S6.
Features- wise Samsung has Panasonic beat, with a full complement of doodads such as Smart TV, voice interaction, and a touch pad remote. It also offers decent 3. D replay for the money. While priced right and blessed with excellent black levels in a dark room, the F5. TVs that better handle everyday ambient light. If keeping the blinds closed sounds too difficult, video quality aficionados should look to a Panasonic instead of this Samsung. Series information: I performed a hands- on evaluation of the 5.
Download the latest Samsung USB Flash Drive device drivers (Official and Certified). Samsung USB Flash Drive drivers updated daily. Download Now. The Samsung F5500 plasma offers great features and very good picture quality, but its performance suffers significantly under the lights. So at 8:30am this morning my wife and I were enjoying our brand new 2 week old Samsung PN59D8000 Plasma TV. At 10:30 my wife returned home from errands and tried to turn on the TV, which wouldn't start. On closer.
PN5. 1F5. 50. 0, but this review also applies to the other screen sizes in the series. All sizes have identical specs and according to the manufacturer should provide very similar picture quality. That includes the 6. Features section below).
Design. It was more than five years ago that Samsung introduced its Touch of Color design, and its legacy lives on in the F5. Originally "TOC" indicated a black bezel with a rose- colored tint, but the new Samsung is simply black with a clear perspex rim. View full gallery Sarah Tew/CNET. The stand is probably the weakest part of the set's design.
It may feature the distinctive four- pronged look, but the legs themselves feel insubstantial. The construction is plastic over metal, and you can actually twist the plastic where it touches the table - - it's not well- anchored to the metal skeleton.
This probably doesn't pose a safety risk as the TV sits quite firmly through the force of gravity, but it's an unusual oversight given Samsung's usual high quality standards. At least it swivels, eh? View full gallery Sarah Tew/CNET. The TV ships with a single remote, the Smart Touch Remote Control, which you may end up having a love- hate relationship with. In its favor, the touch pad is responsive and enables cool features like gestures (drawing the channel number is especially fun). But you will probably wish you just had a normal remote, especially when trying to stop a fast- forwarding DVR- ed program, because there are no transport buttons and accessing them is convoluted, to say the least.
The remote does have a microphone for voice search which means you may not miss having a separate keyboard. For more on the remote check out our F8. F5. 50's clicker is identical but for its black exterior. View full gallery Sarah Tew/CNET. Key TV features. Display technology. Plasma. LED backlight. N/AScreen finish.
Glossy. Remote. Touchpad. Smart TVYes. Internet connection.
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Built- in Wi- Fi. D technology. Active. D glasses included. Two pairs. Refresh rate(s)6. Hz. Dejudder (smooth) processing. Yes, No. DLNA- compliant.
Photo/Music/Video. USBPhoto/Music/Video. Other: Voice recognition; cable box integration and control via IR blaster; additional 3.
D glasses (model SSG- 5. GB, $1. 9); optional keyboard (model VG- KBD2. Features. Samsung is bringing out fewer plasma models this year compared to 2. F5. 50. 0 is the next- best after the top- of- the- range F8. The F5. 50. 0 has a different panel than the F8.
Meanwhile, the step- down F5. F5. 50. 0. As you'd expect from a roughly $2. TV with a new remote, but you also get 3. D playback with two pairs of active shutter glasses. The 6. 0- inch members of the 5. On the 5. 1- and 6. TV in existence, each pixel is composed of one red, one green, and one blue subpixel (RGB), all of uniform size.
On the 6. 0- inchers however, there is one green subpixel for every red, and another green subpixel for every blue (RGBG). In addition, the areas of the red and blue pixels are larger than the green ones, which allows them to emit more light but use less power overall. There are also most likely half the number of red and blue sub- pixels since they "share" a green one- -we're awaiting confirmation from Samsung on that last point of difference.
This kind of subpixel structure is known as Pen. Tile on some displays, for example many of Samsung's OLED smartphone screens. Samsung says that there should be no major difference in picture quality between the 6. Smart TV. The F5. TVs that still features Smart TV. Samsung has seemingly worked hard to integrate its 2.
Smart TV suite with cable programming and while it's not yet seamless, the new "five panel" system is a step forward. The options are "On TV" (cable integration), "Movies and TV shows," "Photos, Videos, and Music" (DLNA), "Social" (Skype, You. Tube, Facebook etc), and "Apps.". View full gallery Sarah Tew/CNET. The TV comes with a IR dongle and a setup routine whereby you can pick your cable provider, and after that you receive a page of suggestions on "what's on." Unfortunately the suggestions don't currently extend much beyond the over- the- air networks. Controlling the cable box - - in this case a FIOS set- top- - mostly worked with as much as a 5- second delay when changing channels.
When talking the more traditional smart TV features the TV does apps such as the almighty Netflix, includes a Web browser and reads your DLNA media. My colleague David Katzmaier performed a comprehensive test of Samsung's Smart TV cable box integration, so if you want more info then try here.
To see how this TV compares with its competitors, try our Big Chart. Picture settings. You get a choice of three picture presets with the F5.
Vivid, Standard, and Movie, though as usual with Samsung, the best from an accuracy standpoint is Movie Mode. The television lacks the Color Management System found on the F8. Gamma settings. Given how good the defaults were on the sample I received, I didn't need to change these too much. The TV comes with three HDMI ports (though lacking the currently trendy MHL support), a digital optical audio socket, and a shared component/composite input.
Cracked Internal Screen on New Samsung Plasma - Forums. Chat Information Please wait for a Samsung Agent to respond. Chat Information You are now chatting with 'Susan'.
There will be a brief survey at the end of our chat to share feedback on my performance today. Chat Information Your Issue ID for this chat is LTK5. Xgilbert: hello. Susan: Hi, thanks for reaching out to Samsung tech support. How can I help you today? Susan: I am sorry to hear that and I apologize for the inconvenience.
Susan: Please go ahead with your inquiry and I will try my best to help you with the issue. Chat Information Your Issue ID for this chat is LTK5. X Sinclair: Hi, thanks for reaching out to Samsung tech support. How can I help you today? Sinclair: I am sorry to know that. Sinclair: Could you be more specific with the issue?
Sinclair: Okay. Please go ahead. Sinclair: Please go ahead with the issue.
Sinclair: Okay. gilbert: The internal screen cracked while i was watching tv last night came out with a big loud pop and then picture went black sound hears no picture and a spider like web inside the screen Sinclair: I am sorry to know that. Sinclair: May I know the model number of the unit? You can find the information on rear of the unit. Sinclair: Give me a moment, while I check this information. Sinclair: Thank you for the information. Sinclair: What was the situation when you first noticed this issue?
Sinclair: Thank you for the information. Sinclair: Does the issue caused any injury or property damage? Sinclair: I am sorry to know that. Sinclair: Have you registered your product?
Sinclair: Please provide me with the following details: Sinclair: gilbert: i have never had any problems with any electronics like this before gilbert: and i have many samsung products my note my 2 blue rays my galaxy gilbert: i spoke to repair man and they said samsung is treating it still as nothing wrong with ur productgilbert: and will not fix it even withj 4 yr insurrancegilbert: that now cause of those issues had to get tv by nov 2. Susan: Not to worry, this issue would be taken care. Please send photos of the unit to snaccefax. Acceptable formats are PDF, TIFF, JPG/JPEG or BMP. The e- mail needs to contain all pertinent information including as first and last name, phone number, e- mail address and transaction number.
Susan: If this is diagnosed as not a physical damage, then the issue would be covered under warranty. Susan: As I have informed, not to worry. Please send the pictures of the TV to the email address that I have provided and I will create a service ticket for you and will give you the number. Susan: Would you mind giving me two minutes so that I can file a service ticket and provide you the ticket number?
Susan: Thank you. Susan: Thanks for holding. Susan: Could you please recheck the serial number as it states as invalid serial number. Susan: Thank you.
Susan: May I know how the crack appears? Susan: Does this look like a spider web?
Please send the pictures of the TV to the email address that I have send you along with the ticket number and you will receive a call within two business days about the service. Susan: Pictures should be submitted within no more than 4. Thank you. Service ticket number is 5.