Samsung PS50A556

The Good Attractively priced; 'Full HD' 1080p resolution; looks quite stylish.

The Bad Picture quality ultimately disappoints; sounds rather flimsy.

The Bottom Line While Samsung's LCD screens are going from strength to strength right now, on the disappointing evidence of the PS50A556 it's hard to resist the thought that Samsung is slowly but surely losing interest in the plasma side of its business. Here's hoping future models prove us wrong

Editors' Rating
5.5 Overall

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Review

Samsung PS50A556

With Samsung's latest LCD TVs selling well and all manner of cutting-edge goodies set to emerge from the company in the coming weeks and months, it would be easy to forget that the Korean brand also still makes plasma TVs. So we're delighted to have got our hands on a pretty substantial reminder of Samsung's plasma efforts, in the shape of the 50-inch PS50A556. It's available now for around £1,100.

Positives
The combination of a glossy black finish, angular design and a little translucent strip along the bottom edge ensure that, in keeping with most Samsung products right now, the PS50A556 looks pretty sweet.

It's also good to discover that the PS50A556 sports a 'Full HD' 1,920x1,080-pixel resolution -- despite its relatively low price -- as well as a decent bounty of connections that includes three v1.3 HDMIs, a PC port and a USB 2.0 jack for JPEG photo playback.

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