"Fantastic all around TV"4.0 starson by pastorjdh
Pros: Beautiful picture, sharp clear images and accurate colors, decent blacks after some adjustments, doesn't get hot like previous generations, full definition PC connection, HD USB port that will play high definition video straight from a hard drive
Cons: Sound is atrocious, Slight pink hue on white or very light colored screens due to anti-glare coating on screen, I had to pay for it!
Summary: This TV is fantastic and has superb picture quality. When compared to any of the Panasonics it seemed to have a clearer picture and more accurate colors. I compared them at Best Buy and then at Sears. The lights at Sears resembled living room lamps and the Samsung looked better there and much better under the bright lights at BB. Blacks seemed very deep in the stores but at home in the dark they were not as deep and black bars could not come close to the solid black bezel like the pioneers do. With a few minor adjustments to brightness levels they became significantly better. I found on my set that turning up the cell a little and bringing the brightness down from the standard 51 to about 48 made a big difference without producing any black crush. I was also blessed to find that I could plug my external hard drive into the USB HD port and play high definition movies that I have downloaded onto it. I thought I would have to upgrade my computer's video card to be able to play these movies because it was not capable of playing them. The TV plays them superbly with just a few features missing such as not being able to change the picture size. The hard drive has to be formatted in FAT 16/32 though, which is no big deal. The Sound was a joke and I cannot see anyone enduring it without getting at least a subwoofer to give it some bass. The sound has no bass at all and sounds like playing mono audio through an empty paper towel role. I was pretty disappointed in this because I don't like having to use my stereo and two different controls all the time but the sound is so bad I can't even watch a little news without turning my stereo on. Also, the anti-glare coating on the screen produces a light pink hue that is slightly noticeable on some scenes such as the snowy land in the "Chronicles of Narnia" or snowy mountains in other shows. It bothered me at first because I spent so much money on the TV but after a few movies I realized that I had to really look hard to see it in normal viewing and it is certainly not anything I would consider returning it for. I am very pleased with this television and the only improvement that I think they could make would be to improve the blacks somewhat and work on the screen coating until they can get it more even and keep it from producing any tint to light colors.