Pros Great TV when it works.
Cons Interior of screen cracked after 5 months. Samsung says it is user-caused. BS. This is the same as 100's of other complaints- ONLY on Samsung TV's. Hmm, that seems like a product defect to me.
Summary Do not buy a plasma from Samsung. They are faulty and Samsung is not standing behind them. Search "thermal expansion crack" and you can see for yourself. I just threw away $1000.
Pros Had a great picture, when it used to work.
Cons Not reliable, if it cracks, the repair will cost twice as much as the set costs new. Not sure they will even cover it under warranty, from what I've seen elsewhere.
Summary I got this TV for my kids to play X-box on and to watch TVs and movies in the basement. For about 22 months, it worked absolutely great, and the picture was fantastic. Until, one day, a crack appeared, sort of under the glass. There was no apparent damage to the outer glass, and though I suspected maybe something hit the TV, my kids (who are honest and responsible) insisted it just stopped working while they were playing a game. I had a service tech come out, who advised that the entire panel would have to be replaced, at a cost of over $800! I called Samsung to complain about this apparent design or manufacturing defect, and hoped that they would do something even though the TV was several months off warranty. As I waited, I researched "cracked Samsung plasma" online, and realized I was one of probably thousands experiencing the same type of crack suddenly appearing in a Samsung plasma TV. My experience with Samsung was identical to the hundreds of other reviews online - they simply said there was nothing they would do since it was caused by physical damage. I've since bought a new TV (not a Samsung), and you can see the damage to my tv at crackedplasma dot com.
Pros Black are black and the TV's refreshing leaves few if any artifacts in the picture while under heavy actions scenes.
Cons Design is a little clunky for a Samsung. If you hanging it the stand doesn't really matter then.