Summary: I bought 2 of these monitors so I can have a dual monitor setup for my home office.. Had them for 1.5 years now.. While they were great monitors, both of them broke! You get all the bells and whistles but no picture.. First one died after 15 months but there was only a year warranty..
Summary: This is a decent monitor for the money but unfortunately, the warranty is only for 12 months. Mine died after 15 months. I've had other flat panel monitors that have lasted for at least 5+ years. I had to resort to my 5 year old 20" Sharp monitor which still works as good as ever.
Summary: This monitor side by side with my MBP mid 2010 has darker blacks but is much grainier. The picture makes Mac OS X look like a Win95 resolution. It looked ok on Netflix's streaming. The second day I turned it on it flickered for a minute before the image stabilized.
Summary: I have always purchased Samsung monitors for as long as I can remember and have some that have continued working for many many years. They have always been excellent except for this model. It failed shortly after the one year warranty was up.
Summary: It's supposed to be a computer monitor, not a TV.
Pros: Looks beautiful when hooked to a cable box. Full, rich color, good contrast.
Cons: Don't hook it up to a computer that doesn't already have an HDMI port on it, if you use a DVI to HDMI converter, black will appear as medium gray. Unusable, looks like absolute garbage. Why they would omit a DVI jack I have no idea, it's a computer monitor, not a television.
Pros: I like Samsung. I have 67'' TV, blu-ray player, 24'' monitor, few HDDs from Samsung - and was happy with all of them. This monitor is big and bright, no dead pixels.
Cons: I was replacing good 21'' CRT monitor, so I didn't have high expectations for contrast and colors. After three nights of trying colors still don't look quite right, but I can live with that. And as others mentioned - no VESA mount: what's the point in making very thin monitor if you can't put it ...
Cons: terrible quality picture. Impossible to read text. I have other samsung monitors for my lab and this one is unbelievably bad. no dvi input, which is usually a bad sign, but there are other monitors which work well with a vga plug - but not this one.