Pros Excellent picture quality. 3 HDMI connections helpful. A lot of very good and easy features. Flat screen and color superior. Will be connecting my future Bose Cinemate to it.
Cons Remote feels like it is upside down in your hand since the narrow part is required to be downward into your palm. I keep picking it up and have to reverse it. Getting used to it.
Summary Fantastic Plasma TV and very happy with the picture quality and the viewing angle. That's why I wanted a Plasma. While the 20 watts speakers are good, you will need to buy a sound system to better enjoy your viewing experience. Very easy to use. Also the TV automatically switches it's inputs when a DVD is inserted into your DVD. i.e. will change from HDMI1 (TV) to HDMI2 (DVD) without switching the source on the remote control. The DVD would begin playing. Excellent feature and easy to teach the rest of the family.
Pros Contrast, black levels, connectivity
Cons Colour representation, anti-glare coating
Summary Overall this product performs well in most aspects, except for colour representation. The flesh tones are not accurate and the colour tends to be over saturated. Contrast is good, and better than average black levels. The picture does tend to be grainy depending on the source. Anti-glare coating is not overly effective.
Do not buy this product unless you are willing to gamble on the service provided by Samsumg. They are horrible to deal with, often times unresponsive. They are more likely to dismiss a defect as "normal operation" than take action to remedy the issue. Samsung has little regard for its customers, avoid this manufacturer!
Pros The first 13 months
Cons Wouldn't buy a Samsung again. 14 months?
Summary I don't like spending 43 a month to own a tv.
Pros Great still picture, good user menu and customization.
Cons Horrible IR compared to other plasmas.
Bad refresh rate.
After some use red pixels bleed into dark areas.
Faint horizontal bars across the screen.
Summary I have the 50" version. This was my first HDTV and I was amazed with the picture when I first got it. I had minor issues with the tv in the first year, and was told that they were not enough of a problem to send a tech to my home. I should have pushed the issue. After a year of use my panel had major issues. Red pixels bleed into the blacks, worse IR than before breakin, faint horizontal bars over the whole screen.
Even aside from the defects in my screen, this TV still does not perform on par with other plasmas on the market. I've purchased a cheaper plasma from another major manufacturer that is superior in everyway to my Samsung, except for still-picture quatlity.
Do not get sucked in by the amazing still-picture quality and do not ignore any minor issues with this set while under warranty.
This has become one of my worst purchases of the past ten years.
"Excellent TV"on by TNRazorbacker
Pros For the money an excellent TV. Terrific picture with great contrast. Got it for $699 at HHGreg.
Cons Had it for about 5 months and no complaints yet.