Summary: Great picture, solid color, sharp, clean styling, and very decent sound. Cons- Not a huge fan of the menu system though. More confusing than it needs to be. Really need an auto-detect source feature with all the different inputs it has available that way you're not hitting source four times to switch from TV to Game to XYZ. Doesn't save system settings between sources (i.e. I watch movies with no filtering at 60hz and play games at 120hz.
Summary: This is typical Samsung quality. Bright, crisp, clear. Great color saturation. I'm using it as a computer monitor for my media center PC, so I run DVD, mk4, avi and Netflix. All look good. My setup puts me 6' from the screen, so I would definitely notice flaws. The menu is ok, has the standard adjustments. I set the display to what I was satisfied with with no difficulty. Didn't change much from the defaults, mostly just to darken it a little.
Summary: I picked this TV based on past experience with Samsung products and the many combination of input jacks. I didn't realize just how much picture I was missing with the old analog TV. If you watch analog cable TV you will be disappointed but digital cable channels will be superb. I now use an LG VCR/DVD combo unit with an HDMI out to feed the Samsung HDMI input and I get a great picture with analog cable channels that way. I use the Samsung basically just as a monitor.
Pros: Excellent picture quality on digital TV or HDMI. 4 HDMI, 2 composite video,USB and PC inputs. stereo analog audio out mini jack or optical. Many picture adjustment controls. Audio quality of TV speakers is OK for the small speaker size but not great.
Cons: Algorithm for converting analog cable channels is very poor with lots of ghosting, blurring and smearing of the picture. No coaxial digital audio output. The TV volume control does not control the level of the volume on the analog audio output.
Easy to set up, fabulous picture, right out of the box.
15 May 2012
Pros: If you're looking for a great TV at a great price, that's easy to set up, this is your best choice. Lots of input choices, well thought out layout. Samsung is clearly the new Sony in terms of quality and reliability.
Summary: The TV was simple to set up but please take the time to calibrate properly to your OWN viewing environment. Suggested settings for this TV that are posted by "experts" can be all wrong for your own personal viewing needs. I have mine hooked up to my home theater and the sound is wonderful. The motion can get a bit flukey but I have mine set to custom with blur at 10 and the "J" (forget the term at the moment) set to 0 and there is generally no problem.
Summary: This is a great TV and the "Clear Motionrate" technology is fantastic! It brings to life HD shows and SD shows and even video files. This TV has plenty of connections for the tech junkies and I love the Allshare technology which means all of my DLNA devices can see each other and play video, music, or pictures files across my home network! The only problem I have so far is the iPhone app for the tv, so I can control the tv with my smart phone doesn't recognize the TV.
Summary: THis was my first LCD TV purchase . Been watching in the dark ages until this. What an eye opener. Beautiful picture. The connections aren't all that clear - even with the manual in hand. The manual also indicated that this TV MUST take a $50 Samsung adapter to obtain a wireless network.
Summary: In case you are in a hurry, I will begin with my conclusion and recommendation. Buy it! The quality of a Samsung over its competitors is well worth the few extra dollars you might spend over the other brands on the market. See, that wasn't so bad, was it. Now for the rest of us who have more time than money.
Summary: I bought this Samsung TV from Amazon after comparing it with a bunch of others at a local Target. The price was better here and I could have it delivered at no additional cost with my Prime membership. After using it at least once a day for the past 4 months, I feel that I now have enough experience with this television to write a fair review. The TV is easy to set up and the directions are simple to follow.
Summary: This TV has a beautiful picture. The only reason it doesn't get 5 stars is the menu system. It's somewhat difficult, and does a few goofy things. One example is if you switch inputs, you have to hit enter or the menu stays on the screen. This sound minor, but if you try and use a universal remote that doesn't have the same 'enter' you have to use both remotes. Overall great TV I would buy it again.