Pros Excellent picture quality
viewing area is very large
Sound produced from this TV was great
Very nice aluminum bezel
Set up was easy
Cons Strange method of installing the remote control batteries poor design for accessing the compartment.
Summary Packaging: The TV was well-protected in the box, this is very important because TV screens are fragile and package handlers are not always careful. Buying a TV online is a bit risky but the packaging is good enough on this TV for you to go for the online purchase and not worry about getting a TV with a cracked screen.
Picture quality: The quality of this TV is great, just what you would expect from a large company like samsung. I tested this TV by playing a blu-ray, a dvd and a videogame. The blu-ray movie I watched was Despicable me, if you have watched this movie before you would know the cute little minions. The first thing I noticed was the color of the minions, the yellow looked brighter than on any TV I saw before, the colors were truly amazing (especially the bright ones). Another thing I noticed was the sharpness of the images whenever I paused the movie, the image that appears when I pause the movie looks like an HD JPEG which is not really the case with other TVs. The dvd I watched on this TV was an episode of Breaking Bad, I did this because I felt that judging the colors of an animated movie wouldn't necessarily be the same as a normal video. It was pretty hard concentrating on the TV when watching the DVD (if you're a breaking bad fan you'd know why) but I did my best to find any flaws. The colors were vibrant and didn't disappoint, there was so much detail in every scene partially due to the massive screen but mainly because the shades of each color are easily distinguishable which is a rare quality in non-samsung TVs
Sound: the sound produced from this TV was great but I always like to add a subwoofer for additional bass, the TV would still sound great without one but if you are going to invest a lot of money on this TV then you should invest a little more and have a complete system. The best top-quality, affordable subwoofer out there is the Polk Audio PSW10 it sells for around $105, there is also the Yamaha YST-SW012 which sells around $90. Both subwoofers are top quality, I've tested both of them and they will not disappoint if you decide to go ahead with the purchase.
Gaming: This TV is every gamers dream. I played just dance 4 with my playstation move (PS version of kinect) on it and I didn't want to leave, I was playing multiplayer with my brother and the screen was split in half but the screen was still large enough. When playing black ops I could spot the snipers with an SMG all the way across the map (couldn't have done this with my vizio). When I played fifa 13 I could spot players easier and everything looked fresh, the grass on the field looked greener and the graphics of the game looked better than on my 32 vizio.
Special features: I honestly never use the special features on this TV, why would anyone use the built in microphone to get TV recommendations when it can be done manually a lot faster, it's kinda like Siri, it's fun at first but doesn't work all the time.
Design: This is the Gallardo of all TVs, it looks great on any wall or stand. I wouldn't mind buying a non-working TV and sticking it on a random wall in my house, its really slim and has a modern look.
Overall: don't hesitate buying this TV, you won't regret it, if you want to be 100% satisfied buy a subwoofer with it preferably a Yamaha or a Polk and you're set.
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I tried to cover everything, but feel free to ask if you have any questions.
Pros Smart TV features. Sound. Picture smoothness (no blurring on high speed sports action). Design of Hardware.
Cons Still working out the picture settings to my liking.
Summary I am a big-time Sony guy with big electronics. While my 46" Sony had some internet access, the functionality and user interface was very clunky. Also, because of my previous Sony being so slim I believed all super thin TVs would lack in sound. That is not the case with this Samsung! The sound is very good and the Smart Hub is terrific for apps like Netflix and Amazon Instant Video. Not once have I encountered the dreaded buffering that can occur while watching HD video over Internet That was a common problem with the Sony.
One word of wisdom is do not automatically purchase the biggest TV you can afford. I originally brought home this TV in the 60" class and immediately returned it after setting it up. It looked way too big for my living room and looked ridiculous on a stand.
While watching NFL action yesterday, I noticed when there was a close up of the commentators before the game and during halftime, they nearly looked 3D as if they were in the room.
The bottom line is this is a beautiful TV, with very good Internet connectivity, and exceptional sound for a razor thin set. I won't say I'll never buy Sony again, but apples to apples the internet is better on this TV than Sony and the price was the same with a 240Hz refresh rate as opposed to Sony's 120Hz (translation better sports viewing with higher refresh rates).
Pros Bright movies looked great. Watched Skyfall and it was incredible. The sound is good. The 3D is very impressive. A lot of extra features, many that I would never use.
Cons This TV doesn't handle greys well at all. Grey to lighter-dark scenes show a lot of flashlighting and DSE. I dropped the contrast, brightness, and backlight (which just kills the picture depth) and the there still was noticeable streaking.
Summary If you don't care about blotches and flashlighting in a $1500 TV, go for it. Otherwise look elsewhere because micro dimming doesn't do anything to control blotching in ligh-dark scenes. I'm having a tech check out my TV and will update this review. But I am most likely going back to plasma :(
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