"Great tv so far!"5.0 starson
Pros: Beautiful picture, great size for the coin!
Cons: none yet, will report back if any
Summary: I did see a few user reviews that had problems with a line across the screen, and low and behold, the one on display at Sears had that problem! Get the extended warranty, it's worth it! Got it on sale at Best Buy for $890! I also got the warranty, which considering the longevity of todays electronics, is a good deal at $160, for 4 years of protection! BB also had a great mahogany stand for only $130, on sale. Got the new stand put together, the new TV on it and hooked up to HDDVR box, DVD Player, WII and PS2 in about 4 hours. I am still looking to find someone post optmal settings, for initial 200 hours of use, low contrast and brightness etc, My RCA HD 52" projection tv just quit on me on Superbowl Sunday, of all days, and it was only 5 years old, so in my humble opinion, stick with a good brand like Samsung, or Sony, maybe Panasonic. When I called the TV repair place, they tell me that there are a lot of tv's coming into their shop "beyond repair", between 6 weeks, and 18 months old! Good brand, backed up by a good warranty, that's the way to go! But don't go crazy with top of the line newest model, and walk away broke. I'm sure the Pioneer KURO looks great, but not $2,500 dollars better than this Samsung! I did a lot of research, and this tv rated out really well, find it for under a grand, and get it.
The unfortunate thing with electionics these days, is that the manufacturers change model and name numbers so often to keep up with technology, trends, and sometimes to just confuse the customers, that you have no idea how long the average life span is of anything these days. They say todays newest plasmas and LCD's should last about 100,000 hours, or 25-30 years of normal use. Yeah, right, I doubt it. My point is, this is a great tv, good price, and 1080P is a waste for anything but bluray with todays current broadcasting technology. Don't waste an extra grand or two on the "newest" model, unless your one of those who admit to spending $1000 for a VCR in the 80's, because it was the way of the future!