Summary: This is a really great TV. I bought a SONY 46 LCD (46v2500) few months ago and were not totally impressed with the picture and color. So I decided to give Samsung plasma a try when I need to buy a TV for my parents. With more than $1000 lower than the Sony I paid, I am so amazed with the quality of this TV. Color is very vivid and image is so sharp. I had totally changed my impression on Samsung.
Summary: I did a lot of research before buying this Samsung plasma. I was originally leaning toward a Samsung DLP but couldn't resist the plasma form-factor at the great price offered on Amazon. Sale price at Best Buy was $2199 and I paid $1799 at Amazon with no delivery charge (only took 7 days to arrive in perfect shape). Pioneer clearly has the best plasmas (per every professional review I read) but I just didn't think it was worth the 50 to 60% price premium.
Summary: We ordered from Amazon, and all went well (they'll even refund the price difference if it drops within 30 days from delivery). We have it wall-mounted and hooked up to my husband's old Onkyo surround sound system, which sounds great! We received it in mid-Sept 2006 and a month later started noticing a buzzing that would get louder as the TV warmed up. It doesn't bother me much but drives my husband nuts. You can hear it until you turn the sound up to the mid-20s.
Summary: had no issues.so far so good..looks nice and have no problems with any of the buzzing issues listed in other reviews. delivery was prompt and earlier than stated. only issue with delivery was the person not staying long enough for the install to make sure the unit was functioning properly; said he was not responsible for it, and that I had to call amazon if something like that happened.