Summary: Awesome! Television was delivered to my home and we are VERY happy with this purchase! This is my first time with a plasma TV. It gives off a bit of heat, which I didn't realize would happen. I love how I can see it clearly from all angles.
Summary: I purchased my FPT5084 in 2008. After it went out of warranty, the power supplied failed ($370). Today, that power supply went out, again. Another $370 ? I think not ! I just purchased a Panasonic P50S30 for $844 (half of what I paid for the worthless FPT5084). Don't get me wrong, when the Samsung was working, the picture was great ! I just cannot afford more power supplies. I would recommend not buying a Samsung !
Summary: Bought this TV in 8 months ago (January 2008). Very, very happy with this plasma TV. Excellent picture and easy to use remote control. I haven't had any problems since purchasing it. The side panel inputs are convenient. The contrast with black and other dark colors is great.
The HD channels are great. However, like other plasma's, the non-HD channels are average at best.
Summary: I researched TVs for a year. Picked up the 5084 on the 4th of July and it's a winner. I saw it next to the Panasonic TH-50PZ800U and the Panasonic 50PZ80U. I set all 3 TVs to movie mode and liked the Samsung better. Here is how I arrived at this decision.
1. First I got the plasma vs. lcd choice out of the way by appreciating that plasmas still do better blacks and deeper color. My wife and I watch 90% of time at night. This is where plasmas excel.
Summary: I have had the TV for over a month now. It is more than worth the money! The picture is amazing. The sound is fine (I only heard a buzzing sound once the second time I used the tv. Since then I have not heard it).
I would highly recommend this product!
Summary: I've had this TV for almost a year and it's darned nice! As it should be, for the price. However, the optical connector went out on it. It was covered under warranty. The service guy had to change out the entire motherboard to replace the optical connector. I examined the old motherboard, and the optical connector had broken off--it appears to be a very weak unit; can't handle any stress. Samsung's customer service is the worst, however.
Summary: The TV ROCKS!!! No more to say here! One of the top ten HDTV's of 2007 according to cnet and I agree.
A small glitch with the company contracted to deliver it. As other reviewers have stated, be proactive and call the company early and often to make sure no delivery issues exist. That said, once the issue was resolved (a data entry error that started with Amazon actually) the tv was delivered professionally with free white glove delivery.
Summary: I have had this TV for about 6 months now, and I have been very happy with it. My only complaint would be that to change sources you have to cycle through all of them. There is a way to select them through the main menu, but it takes you just as long to get to that menu as it does to cycle through them. I thought glare would be an issue since it is installed in a room with a patio door, but I rarely notice the glare.
Summary: I've made numerous purchases through Amazon over the years, but this is my first review. After much research and debate, I purchased this set last Friday (2/29) and received it from Eagle USA on Wed (3/5). Very happy with the delivery experience from Eagle USA. I have to admit, I wasn't that impressed with the set at first. The settings obviously needed to be calibrated. After several adjustments and tinkering with the settings, the picture looks fantastic.