Samsung's attitude towards the whole thorny plasma vs LCD debate is refreshingly non-partisan. Basically, so long as there are people out there wanting to buy both technologies, Samsung will continue to sell both as well. There's none of this 'trying to force you to go one way or the other' nonsense championed by many rival brands.
Having said that, there's no doubt that the majority of Samsung's marketing push with its latest screens has been focussed on its LCD rather than its plasma contenders. Most specifically the sumptuously designed 'hint of red' A656 LCD models, numerous examples of which have performed very nicely in recent TrustedReviews tests.
So it's with some curiosity that TrustedReviews get their hands on Samsung's PS50A556: the first plasma TV we've seen from the Korean mega-corps in some time. Will this turn out to be one of Samsung's best-kept secrets, or will the brand's relative silence about its plasma screens be joined by a luke-warm performance?