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've had this unit for about 1 month..so there is no buzzing or burn-in issues. i very impressed with the black levels although on some dark scenes there is a lot of noise. the picture out of the box is not the best i've seen but with some minor adjustments it's near perfect. the defination(details) is also as impressive the black levels....possiably the best i've seen. the sound is average but the number of inputs above the rest.
Summary: I would have given it 5 stars if it werent for the few problems I am having. Problem 1. When using the cable box, there is a high pitch "buzz." It's highly irritating. I paid $1491 at Sams Club + $5.00 to extend the warranty for 1 year. If I have any problems whatsoever I will just bring it to Sams for a complete refund. Problem 2. Remote control keeps turning off the TV even when using volume, channel, etc. Called Samsung - They are shipping me a new remote.
Summary: The black frame looks really nice and makes the plasma look less like a electronic piece. We were debating between this model and the Panasonic 50PX60U. In the store, picture quality looked about the same, the panny may have been a little better, not sure. But, the final deciding points was the Samsung had burn-in protection, better price, and a more pleasing look. So far normal cable channels really aren't bad at all and HDTV is wonderful!
Summary: After some serious thought, we decided to buy this plasma. The color and picture is amazing. Not a big difference between higher priced models. Delivered first tv, plugged in BUZZZZ. It was so annoying we couldn't enjoy watching tv. Volume had to be atleast 36 or higher to drown out the noise. Called major local retailer for exchange. New tv, plugged in...buzzzz. Couldn't believe it. Based on previous reviews w. same noise problem, we knew it wasn't our imagination.
Summary: When I first got this TV it had a terribly loud buzzing noise coming from the back. I could not watch anything on it. It was so annoying I've tried everything. I called Samsung to send the repair guy. When he came he said that it was "normal" and he couldn't do anything about it. I tried fixing it myself and when I opened the back panel the sound disappeared. I left the back panel hanging on the four large screws and the buzz is so low that I can't hear it.
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: Bought in October '06 for $2,199 total, no tax, free shipping. Arrived on time and in good shape via Eagle. Gorgeous TV, great picture. Mine does buzz slightly as I am told all plasmas do to a certain degree. Samsung's are more prone to this vs other brands. The buzzing is my only complaint, but its so faint that over time it becomes unoticable. From my research, the noise is coming from the plasma jets that shoot the electrons into the gas, generating the picture.
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.