Pros Picture is good
Cons lots of defects
Summary I have a couple of these tvs in my magnolia section at best buy. A 46 and 52 inch. This tv has alot of problems, both tvs have a flickering at the bottom left side that goes dim to bright. It happen in both tvs and its very noticable. The picture at times looks over expose. I have already sent one demo off for service. Also the bad viewing angle. If i had to choose i would go with a sony xbr 4or5.
Pros Amazing Picture
Cons The viewing angle could be improved
Summary I think the CNET reviewers did a great review on this TV. I work for Samsung and I have seen this TV next to several other TVs and it is one of the top 3 LCD TVs in the market. Unforunately there are a few fake consumers on CNET (probably our competitors) who give unfair ratings and tell false stories. The Pros and Cons in the review are the same pros and cons I would tell a friend looking to get this TV. When you are directly in front of the TV, it's probably the best LCD on the market. If you are looking at the TV from a side angle, it loses some of it's impact. The editorial integrity of CNET can not be questioned here. That's the core of their business. If they ever got caught giving favors to a company, it would completely destroy their business and cost them their most valuable asset - the trust of CNET readers. Why would they do that over one TV review?
Pros bright, crisp, outstanding black level
Cons more expensive than most
Summary I originally sought out for the 52" version but settled on the 46" to save $1000 anf determining 46" would "be enough". When I went to the store to see this set in person I was in awe! It far and above out-classed everything else in the store's showroom, plasma's and LCD's alike. The colors are rich, the blacks amazingly deep (best blacks I have seen on anything to date), smooth action and overall just a very engaging image. I wasn't planning on buying that day, but the reaction I had to the set caused me to leave the store with one! I agree cost is up there, but if your like me, I planned on buying one set I would love so I can keep it for some time and this is definitely the one. Finally an LCD set I can live with without the caveats and/or minor issues of others. This set combines the right set of features and levels of performance that only the most picky of consumers would find fault in. For the rest of us, there is finally a choice you can be happy with all around.
"never again"on by drjbad
Pros beautiful picture sleek tv look
Cons picture problems
Summary I purchased the 52" from sears within 20 days had screen issues. Pixel or lamination not sure? gets a spot then gradually spreads. Sears replaced the tv. Same thing with second tv but this one lasted 34 days. I intend to replace with a sony. Very dissapointed , purchased the additional warranty but this set really worries me.
"Never Samsung again"on by chpoe
Pros Looks great
Cons Totally defective
Summary I bought this model only to have the screen blitz out within weeks. Sent it to be repaired and two months later it came back. Reason for delay: they were waiting on replacement screens. Within weeks of its return the screen was malfunctioning again, and now the warranty was up. A complaint call to Samsung was useless; they "don't do" returns. I'll never buy this brand again, no matter how good their marketing.