"Unbelievable picture quality! Highly recommended!"4.5 starson by Phatoldsun
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.