Pros Attractive features not discussed by the review
DLNA 1.5 (versus 1.0)
Streaming from PC to TV
Skype Video Calls
USB attached Storage
Cons The reviewer dropped the ball by failing to examine these key points.
Summary Near as I could tell, the reviewer overlooked nearly every key feature of this TV with the exception of the picture and only a brief mention of the apps. Yes, it is true that 3D is the latest buzzword but here are a few more buzzwords the review overlooked: DLNA, Connectivity & Multi-Media. I would have liked to learn more about the apps and the other new developments that make this tv extremely interesting.
For example, the TV is supposedly capable of attaching to an external hard drive to its USB port for playback of movies, photos and music. Oh wait, the review doesn't cover that. ... Excuse me, I just received a text that reviewer was too busy twittering.
OK, well what about the upgrade to DLNA 1.5? Doesn't that mean you can play back content from an iphone onto the tv, or stream music from your pc? Sorry, the review doesn't cover that.... Hold on, another text coming in. . . It seems that after twittering, the reviewer was busy checking out his facebook account.
Doesn't this tv have skype? Isn't it supposed to allow you to make video phone calls? It would be great to learn more about that.... All this tech talk is making me hungry.
Pros Picture quality is superb!
Cons 3D leaves something to be desired. It seems to cause me a lot of eye strain...
Pros Sharp picture (when it works)
Super thin TV
Cons Flickering and blackout
Delayed display of picture
Poor troubleshooting and support by Samsung
Summary I bought this TV in January of 2011 and since March 2011 my TV has been giving me start up problems. I am writing this so that others don't just look at all the positive reviews done right after a short period of time using this TV and buy a new one. I would have given it a rave review till about March. 2 major issues - 1) Our TV had a black screen for anywhere from 90 to 180 seconds and this would happen intermittently on start up. 2) The TV has now started flickering and would blackout unprecedentedly, it will then become normal and there would be no problem for days. I even ran a test of keeping the TV on for 24 hours and could not replicate it with a pattern. This TV is just unreliable for being a top of the line product. My videos are posted on tube in the following locations. Do check them out. I was also surprised that I missed all the videos of various consumers posting videos of problems with Samsung LED TV's.
Here are mine:
When I called Samsung they had no idea how to help but promptly sent this off to a service vendor in NJ who came by on a day when the TV was working fine and claimed he could not troubleshoot or fix (obviously). But there was no other options they were willing to try. The only way to fix would be if the tech showed up when the TV was not working when he was there.
Finally I convinced the tech to take the TV with him for a bench test. Not sure how long it's going to take to fix. All said this is not a new problem based on the number of videos with blackout and flickering posted on you tube and other review sites. Clearly Samsung is not acknowledging the issue and recalling the TV for a fix. This will be the last Samsung product I buy.
Pros Very finely detailed images, excellent controls to refine image
Cons If you're used to the inky blacks of a good plasma, you have to convince yourself this is really good.
Summary Okay, first, I probably would not have purchased this set. I was really looking for another plasma, but... I was in Best Buy and they had one on the wall listed as "discontinued" and at $1299.00. I knew that was a good deal for a demo unit, but a GREAT deal if new, so I asked a young clerk to come over and said, "So, is this the last one you have in the store?" His reply, "Yes. It's on close out." Not being interested in a year-old demo unit I asked him, "if you had any new inventory in the back would he be able to sell to me at $1299.00? He said, yes, but he knew that this was their last one." So then I said, "Well, what if there was a new one in another store or the warehouse?" (which is blocks from my home). He said, "Sure, but he'd checked earlier that morning and there was nothing in stock anywhere in the city." So he checked and.... woo hoo! A dozen had just landed that afternoon in the warehouse! He looked up, really surprised, and said, "Wow! Would you pick some lottery numbers for me tonight? You just landed a smoking deal!"
Anyway... it was a great deal and all. It has a lot of great features that i haven't had an opportunity to tap into yet. I've calibrated many a display over the years (work in the Pro AV industry), so I've calibrated the set and it looks pretty awesome. The blacks are not as inky as with a plasma, but the image is much sharper to the point of realism. More so than with my Panasonic plasma. You have to adjust the LED Motion Plus, or you get this really wierd image that appears somewhat 3 dimensional but as if it were shot by a hand-held HD camcorder. I believe it's called the Soap Opera effect. Anyway, some people like it, but I think it ruins the image so I have this adjusted to use it just enough to improve processing of judder.
So, overall, its image is outstanding. When I first brought it home it tended to glow in the center whenever there was a black background and lettering or images in the middle. Since I've adjusted the set, this is no longer an issue. This is a really incredible picture, and as I have the plasma in one room and this in another, I have a hard time adjusting. Both pictures are beautiful, but... as I said earlier... different. I think I prefer the plasma over the LED, but they both have attributes and cons, so it's hard to say. At any rate, I got a smoking great deal on a 240 Hz LED that would be hard to beat.
Pros DLNA, Anynet+, slim design/footprint, 2 USB ports, Built-in Ethernet (WiFi ready w/ adapter), Apps, 3 month Warranty Extension w/ registration, crisp brilliant picture, 4 HDMI ports, 240Hz 1080p
Cons Product Cost
Updated on Mar 2, 2011