Pros Picture Quality (most importantly), the sound is simply amazing and they are just TV speakers, plenty of hook ups in the back, cool weather and sports feed straight from the internet.
Cons The remote's navigaion button is kind of lame, but the on screen options are totally user friendly. I haven't even peeked at the instructions, and I have been a proud owner for months now.
Summary Much like you hear in reviews all the time, I shopped around for an HDTV for years. I would have pulled the trigger sooner, but my wife was in the way Luckily for her, because the new model came out and after a few glasses of wine and a tax return she was on board. I have an XBOX 360, and I can't tell you how great these games look on the TV. Madden (in 1080p) is incredible, especially since I played it for almost a full year on a standard def. GTA IV (in 720p) is simply awesome. I bought this TV about a month after GTA IV, and the difference is night and day. I was going to save some money and get a Vizio 42 inch, because at the local gamer shop I thought it looked great, but boy was I wrong. Now I just have to convince my wife that we need to switch from digital cable to a dish network for more HD channels. Speaking of which, these shows look so realistic. I was watching Deadliest Catch on Discovery HD, and after a couple drinks I thought I was on the damn ship. Go out and get this TV!!!
Pros Picture in HD is great!
Cons TV goes blank for 1 to 2 seconds when changing channel.
Summary Purchased a Digital-lifestyles TV from HSN. TV was OK but the operator's manual and customer service was horrible. Returned Digital Lifestyles TV and purchased the Samsung. Overall very happy with this TV. Wanted the additional picture-in-picture feature.
This function works OK but you have to go to too many menu steps to change to the PIP then you have to go thru another set of menu steps to get the sound on the PIP. Almost makes this feature unusable. Was hoping for a single button to switch back and forth so I can view my preferences when my wife's show is on commercial. I checked the remotes of other TV's, (Sony, Toshiba) and they did not have a one button PIP toggle button either. Other than that it's a great TV with a great picture. Glad I traded in my HSN Digital Lifestyles set. I left three messages with customer service and I still haven't heard from them.
Pros Unbelievable Picture quality for SD, HD (720p and 1080i) , and Blu ray(1080p), color accuracy, detail. Great at minimizing pixels and blurring during fast motion scenes. Many adjustable settings. Adjustable brightness. Swivel stand. Many inputs
Cons Limited viewing angles compared to 2002 Philips plasma. Jog dial on remote. I like the touch of color red, but some may not.
Summary I had to replace our 32 in. Phillips Plasma from 2002 when it stopped powering on. The picture was great on the old plasma but repairs were as much as a new set. I was set on getting a newer larger plasma because of deep blacks and wide viewing angles. The 42 in. Panasonic's received positive reviews so I was set on getting one... until I saw the picture on the 600 Samsung series. At each local electronics store, the picture on the Samsungs' were noticeably superior to any one of the dozens of tvs mounted on the walls. I got a very good price with a Sony Blu-ray player bundled in at a discount and brought the Samsung home. The picture is even better at home hooked up to Time Warner HD. SD picture is far more superior to my old plasma. I hooked up the Sony Blu ray and watched Spiderman 3. My jaw dropped! The picture is so great that it almost distracts you from the movie plot/ story line! Incredible contrast, color, deep blacks, and detail even during fast motion scenes. I found myself halfway through the movie and had to rewind the film because I didn't understand what what going on in the plot. I was so mesmerized by the picture! I am not new to HD. I have owned an HD set since 2002. The Samsung 600 series exceeds all expectations. I was hesitant on switching from plasma to LCD, but I am more that satisfied. My neighbor bought a Sony Bravia W series and paid $350 more than I did for the Samsung. He wishes he would have considered the Samsung after seeing it. I've enjoyed this set for over 2 months now and I am still impressed. Only cons are my old plasma had wider viewing angles and the remote is average. The stand swivels which makes the smaller viewing angles less of an issue and I'm now using a universal remote. If you see this Samsung on sale, I strongly recommend it. Especially if you plan on getting Blu-ray.
Pros ALL PERIOD!
Cons NONE AT ALL!
Summary BEST 40 INCH ON THE MARKET. I CAME FROM THE 4071F AND WOW! NO REGRETS. UNBELIEAVABLE JAW DROP PICTURE. I RECOMMEND TO ANYONE, GO AHEAD AND PULL THE TRIGGER ON THIS BABY!
Pros Sound is great, TV modes are set up well, and I personally appreciate the ethernet port on the back
Cons Glossy screen reflects more light than I anticipated
Summary The first thing I did when I picked up this TV was calibrate the screen per instructions on CNET, but the picture before and after was really great. Sound was much better than I expected and the TruSurround is awesome. The 3 pre-programmed viewing modes allow me to move from gaming mode, to sports mode to movie mode adjusting preferences for each preset. Just change it to movie mode where the screen dims a bit since movies are usually watched in the evening and surround sound is turned on. Really easy to use the remote with one-touch style buttons to change picture size from 4:3 to 16:9 and even to get internet feeds of weather, news or stocks delivered right on screen while you are watching any program.
Some reviewers have complained that the red hue in the frame does not work, but I really like it. And the red is only a touch of color as an accent and certainly does not overwhelm the TV.
I picked up this online at a very reasonable price and I am very happy with my purchase.