Samsung Plasma Series 5 (2008)
Released March, 2008
The Pros:Black levels good, but not the best. A plethora of picture controls. Good PC monitor support.
The Cons:Black levels outshined by top-level sets. Anti-reflective screen isn't as effective as other manufacturer's.
The Series 5 from Samsung is their entry-level line of plasma displays that feature a native 1080p resolution. The Plasma Series 5 can be easily confused with Samsung's line of LCD televisions that are also called "Series 5".
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From a specifications perspective the two lines are comparable, with the difference being the display technology used, both Series 5 sit in the mid-range of their respective lineups.
- 1080p native resolution
- 30,000:1 static contrast ratio | 1,000,000:1 dynamic ratio
- 18-bit color processing
- 100,000 hour panel life
- Two 10-watt speakers
- Inputs: HDMI x 3, Component x 2, Composite x 1
Picture adjustments - Samsung televisions are well known for the number of picture customization options available. This line of sets is no different as there are 3 preset modes with no customization, and 3 custom modes that allow you to change everything from the gamma settings to specific hue and saturation values.
Anti-image burn-in settings - Located in the television's menu settings is the anti-burn features that gives you access to a variety of technologies that prevent and correct any image retention issues.
Thus far there are no discernable differences between the 530 and 550 models, and may simply be a naming convention to allow retailers to bypass price matching. The 550 models are far more common
User Reviews (5)
Black levels good, but not the best
A plethora of picture controls
Black levels outshined by top-level sets
Anti-reflective screen isn't as effective as other manufacturer's
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