"THE COLORS! ! !"4.0 starson by weewoo87
Pros: Wow! This plasma had to be the deal of the century. The colors are almost spot on right out of the box. After a little tweaking with HD Basics it really shines. 3 HDMI inputs, PC input, and cool touch panel controls make this 50" plasma a great buy!
Cons: Black level is good. Not as great as Panasonic's X1 but the Sammy looks sharper, brighter, and has better color reproduction. The screen glare and the glossy black bezel which attracts fingerprints is the only downfall.
Summary: Did I mention the swivel stand and the fact that I picked this set up for only $879.99 at my local HH Gregg. Can't beat it for 50". I compared this and the X1 side-by-side, calibrated both in the store to my liking (in dark showroom), and had to go with the Sammy. I really wanted the Panny because I'm kind of a fanboy, but o well. Image retention is not an issue as long as you BREAK IN YOUR PLASMA!!! Don't get your set, crank up the contrast and brightness and watch ESPN or play games. You will have burn-in guranteed. However, there are pixel shift and scrolling black/white bar features built-in if need be.
720p never looked so good. Blu-ray and my 11 HD channels look amazing. I couldn't justify the size/price/performance of a smaller 1080p LCD versus this plasma. Blacks still look better on this plasma than a LCD at comparable price.