Summary: When we decided to buy another LCD, I knew that Samsung from from my observations looked very good, picture and styling, until we outlayed $2.5K for a new TV. The HD/SD free to air TV is great, colours, sharpness of picture and the true black. However when connected to Foxtel, it is poor (via AV connections), there are lip sync problems which are very distracting and the sharpness of the picture could be better.
Pros: HD Tuner is great, HD/SD pictures are very good, the picture sharpness, crisp colours and black blacks (not dark grey). The design is very stylish.
Cons: 100 hz motion plus not as good as advertised. Lip Synch issues when watching foxtel via AV connections is distracting
Summary: I have just purchased this beast !! Now reading at the user / editor reviews .. I am just don't know whether I made a wise decision. Lot of ppl here are complaining about the 100 hz motion plus feature. Can any of you answer : 1) How to check the firmware ?? I just bought the LCD today (19/05/2008) 2) Will installing the firmware work ?? 3) Where is the serial number located ??
Summary: I bought this tv and it was waving badly and 100hz was poor. Store I bought it from gave me the later model A650? It's worse. screen shimmers and 100hz is a complete joke. Poorest picture I have ever seen. Returning it and getting the Sony or Phillips. Will never buy Samsung again. Hopefully 3rd time lucky with tv purchase!!!
Summary: Have just purchased the 40inch model and as there are good and not so great reviews here i'm not happy to find out now (after i have purchased!) that there is problems with the motion plus and 100hz! I really hope that the patches help these issues. Can someone tell me is there any difference to the patch 1012 and 1013? I have now downloaded both and wanting to know which one to implement?? Any advise would be great. Cheers!
Summary: I bought this TV in Dec'07 and did not bother to buy extended warranty as we never had problems with reputed brands of TV's in the past. Unfortunately about six months ago, the TV would not switch on straightaway on pressing 'on' on the remote or directly on the TV. The wait is getting longer and longer and now it takes upto 20 minutes for the TV to be fully on. Until this it goes through an endless on/off cycle.