Summary: Got this tv about a week ago at wal mart, the new series 5 560 just came out so i picked this tv up for $600 flat. How awesome is that. Set up is insanely easy, takes about 5 mins, 8 screws and bam your done. As of now the picture quality is great but could be better, you gotta go with hd channels, also I recommend changing the factory set. Def change the settings to clear voice and volume auto tune, that will make a dramatic change.
Summary: I had this tv since december 2008, use it very nice! Good picture, sound is through samsung home theater system. anyway, today turn my tv on! and boom it went off by itself. had to unplug it wait few minutes to an hour. turn back on! and all of the sudden OFF again. really pissed. because still paying credit to store and now this happened. while i can go to store now and get a new tv for the remainder of payment for this one. upset!
Summary: I have only had this product for a few days. Right now, it is amazing! So many options, but so simple to navigate. It also makes a GREAT pc moniter! BUT: Keep your recipt. Set up everything and make sure you inputs work properly. The first model I brought home had issues with the HDMI inputs that rendered the whole purchase obsolete. I took it back and exchanged it for the one I am using now. No problems. Perfect!
Summary: A friend of mine and I both got TVs around the same time. I got this, and she got a 60" Mitsubishi. At first I was jealous that she had a TV over a foot bigger than mine, but then i saw the difference in picture. We both have Nintendo Wiis, and using the same game her picture quality was much worse. Samusung TVs are the absolute best on the market if you have a tight budget and want the best picture quality available. Samsungs are also the best deal!
Summary: I bought this TV in May 2009 to watch NASCAR races.Picture tube went in November 2009.Contacted Samsung customer service for repair.Could not find my ORIGINAL SALES RECEIPT so they told me NO warranty coverage.This works out to $200 a month for this 40" TV.Even the 3 Mitubishi's I bought in the eary 90's(which were know for bad picture tubes)lasted 1 1/2-2 years.And Mitubishi at least paid for parts.If you enjoy throwing your money away this is the TV for you!
Summary: Bought it at Sears for $900 in December 2008, which was a very good deal, though I see that now Amazon has the 550 at that price and thhis model at $820. The reason I believe its at such a good price is precisely because it is being phased out in favor of newer Samsung models 550, 650, etc instead of this 530.
Summary: Wow, did I luck out! I did very little research before buying, (which goes against my usual process) but knew enough of the basics to know that I wasn't getting burned too badly. After hooking this TV up to a blue ray and spending some time in front of it, I can say that most of the reviews here are spot on. There is a little bit of ghosting with the 60 hz.
Summary: Bought this TV back in November 2008 and it has proven to be a solid performer. Naturally, as with all products of this type it was obsolete the minute I opened the box, However, "obsolete" has become a relative term because the replacement model for this TV is exactly the same. The only change is a letter in the model number. This is done for marketing to make people think they are getting a new and improved product when it really is not.
Summary: I've had this TV for a little over 2 months now. The picture quality is fantastic and one advantage of this TV over the LN40A550 I immediately noticed is that the sound is WAY better on this TV. I recommend getting the best picture quality settings from the AVS forum and adjusting the back-lighting to accommodate YOUR rooms lighting. I use Warm 1 setting for blu-ray/DVD movies and normal/standard(with low dynamic contrast on) setting for regular HDTV viewing.
Summary: I have had this TV for 10 months. It is fantastic! Great price, I paid $1100. Wish I would have bought it on Amazon. Purchased a different TV for my parents on Amazon and got the best deal...delivered for free.