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The Series 5 from Samsung is their entry-level line of plasma displays that feature a native 1080p resolution.

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Pros

Black levels good, but not the best

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Good PC monitor support

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A plethora of picture controls

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Logical menu layout

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Great color accuracy

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Cons

Anti-reflective screen isn't as effective as other manufacturer's

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Black levels outshined by top-level sets

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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". 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.

Specs
  • 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.

Models

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

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550 models

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