We’ve tackled a lot of gigantic plasma televisions in the last few weeks, and today’s review target is another such massive plasma television. Today we’re taking on the Samsung PN58C550G1F, a television that may look good, but doesn’t pack the kind of value that’d make it worth the price.
The Samsung PN58C550G1F is a fifty eight inch 1080p plasma television that offers a single-filter design and a game mode to reduce blurring with high-speed images, two ten watt speakers with SRS TruSurround, four HDMI inputs, a USB port, and a PC input.
You can see right off where my biggest problem with this system was–there’s NO room here, at all, for older components. Forget it. If it doesn’t have an HDMI port or can’t be routed through something that does (like, say, a receiver), you can forget about this accepting them. Though the fifty eight inch display is at least within striking distance of amazing, and the sound is pretty nice for ten watt speakers augmented with TruSurround, the price on this is a little saltier than you might expect at eighteen hundred bucks at Best Buy.
If you have newer components and want an incredible display, that’s almost as large as it gets without going to projectors, then the Samsung PN58C550G1F is going to be a great addition to your home theater system and may even serve as a hub for your whole system. However, without these specific conditions it may not be the system for you, so this is one of those setups where your mileage will vary depending on local conditions, but in the right setting, it’ll do a nice job.