"DO NOT BUY A PLASMA TV!! ESPECIALLY FROM SAMSUNG!"0.5 starson by VizFX_Guy
Pros: Very Very good picture. Excellent in fact
Cons: You may NOT want to see that good picture stick around after you've changed the station. Burn in is alive and well in Plasma TV's.
Summary: I bought the Samsung Plasma 3D TV after exhaustive research. Their TV was actually hailed as the TV of the year in some circles. I've been in the TV/Film industry for 20 years and knew enough to avoid plasma TV's due to a myriad of issues. However, after reading all of the reviews, and going to the store to check out the picture quality, I was frankly very impressed. The reviews seemed to say that burn-in was no longer an issue and that the black levels and picture quality were unsurpassed. The 3D aspect of the TV was a bonus.
Cutting to the heart of the reason for this review, I'll just say that I have SEVERE burn-in after only one month of use. Turns out that the stations that I watch have "bugs" and ID "banners" up for every show and they are now ghosted into my screen. I called Samsung for some support, and guess what? Burn-in is NOT covered under their warranty. Even if it happens that quickly. I was at a loss. I explained to them that this was not acceptable, but they held fast. I told them that by omitting burn-in from their warranty, they were in fact ADMITTING that it was a problem that they expected to happen. Otherwise, they would stand behind their product. They then suggested that to avoid burn-in, I should watch different channels throughout the day. Seriously, this was their solution. My solution after spending $1800 on a TV that is now defective is to first NEVER buy another plasma TV, and second, NEVER buy another Samsung product as they refuse to stand behind their products.