"Best TV you can buy for $1,000."4.5 starson by mas_y_mas
Pros: Deep blacks
SMART TV apps
Excellent factory calibration
Summary: If you are looking for a mid-priced TV for movie watching with 3D capability, this is what you have been waiting for. Right out of the box I calibrated the unit and was very impressed to find that in movie mode, it was very close. For anyone wanting a new TV, but is scared by the garish options at the big box stores, the pn51e550 will give you instant satisfaction.
The SMART TV internet connectivity is a great option to have and Samsung has made this an integrated feature. With apps like Netflix, Hulu Plus and Pandora, it is easy to justify what could be thought of as a gimmick. Netflix streaming is cleaner and faster than through my Wii. The one issue I have is the method of moving the cursor while browsing the internet. You use the arrow keys to move and your choice of speed is pixel by pixel or very quick.
Watching movies on this TV will drop your jaw. On both dark movies like Harry Potter/LOTR and more vivid films like Disney, the pn51e550 excels. The smoothness of the picture and beautiful display will make everyone of your friends envious.
The bottom line: This is an excellent TV in the $1,000 range and should be on the radar of anyone serious about their next TV purchase.