Unreliable. While it lasted it was great, but failed twice in the same way.
G. Johnson, Amazon
2 July 2014
Summary: Short story: I'm having an intermittent backlight issue that seems to get worse over time: the tv backlight shuts down during use and will not come back on until the TV has been off for at least a few minutes. It is getting worse. Model Number : LN40D550K1FXZA Serial Number : Z30F3CTB903526W I ordered my 40" Samsung LCD TV from Amazon December 27, 2011. It has a great picture and this would be the perfect TV for me if it lasted.
Summary: I've had this 40" set for over two years and have had none of the reported problems. It works fine, has a great picture and has been a joy to use. I have added a sound bar and that makes a lot of difference in the sound quality.
Summary: I bought this television at the beginning of 2012 and used it regularly, not constantly. The screen has now turned orange - the kind of orange that means it's completely fried. The nearest service is more than 90 minutes' drive away. For $500-plus, I expect a TV to last longer than a year and a half. My next TVs will not be Samsung.