Summary: I bought my beautiful Samsung TV three years ago in 2008. It was everything other reviews raved about...until this summer. The TV started making a clicking noise when I tried to turn it on. Sometimes, it would take five minutes before the TV actually produced a picture. Calling Samung to inform them of this problem, I was told that yes, this is a defect in specific models produced between a six month period.
Summary: Bought in 2008 and it's already about to die after only a few years. (Power cycling due to bad capacitors). This is a known issue and Samsung refuses to cover this Manufacturer's defect out of warranty. Customer Service is terrible and I will never buy a Samsung product again.
Summary: About a year and a half after I received my Samsung TV it started cycling on and off repeatedly. It had just gone past the one year warranty and so a call to Samsung service resulted in two visits by a technician and an additional $350 to replace the mother board and power supply, not to mention two lost work days. Now, a year later the TV has started doing the same thing again.
Brilliant picture, but shotty craftsmanship, bad customer service!
Mario Soto, Amazon
5 March 2011
Summary: I've had the unit for about 2.5 years, and I have to say the picture is beautiful. However, a bit after the two year mark, half of the screen started ghosting, but would eventually snap into place after a few minutes. As time wore on, the intreval for it to "snap in" took longer and longer, up to a half hour. Sometimes if we banged the frame it would help. Amazing that we had to resort that that old technique!
Summary: I had to return this TV due to defective pixels in the bottom-right corner of the screen. I requested a refund and bought another TV at a retail store. I didn't want to wait another 2-3 weeks for a replacement, since I had already given away my old TV. I'm disappointed that I had to settle for a different TV. I blame Samsung and award them one star for poor quality control. If the technology isn't reliable, then they shouldn't sell it.
Summary: Superb quality pictures from this wide screen 40" 120Hz 1040p LCD. The matte screen is immune to reflections, unlike many large screen TVs. I like how the surround is relatively narrow, so it will fit into less wide areas than many screens this same size.
Summary: I compared newer Samsung a550 and a650 models with last year's models of LNTXX70 and LNTXX69F series and 2 Sony Models, and here is my ranking and comments: 1. Samsung LNAXX650: The best picture quality of any LCDs at any price and beats XBR4 by a notch or two, but shiny screen was way too distracting. 2. Sony XXXBR4 Series is very good but pricier. 3.
OUTSTANDING LCD TV....Once I received one that worked.
25 March 2008
Summary: The first TV was dead out of the box. That's where the delivery service is a big plus. They packed it back up in minutes and were gone. Of course, I wasn't to pleased about having to move my old TV back into place and re-connect all components. Amazon was not very sympathetic about the issues I encountered. I was quite surprised at how they initially handled the problem, but ultimately made things right by offering a credit. All that being said, the TV is amazing!
Summary: Great TV but it's surprising with such great engineers they couldn't get the shape of the remote right. The back of the remote, the side you would lay down the remote on, is concave which means if you set the remote down on a table with any bit of it hanging off the edge of the table, the entire remote will slide off the table. The remote is also very long which makes it even more annoying. Also the Auto Motion plus is strange to look at.
Summary: The colors on this tv are incredible. I've got my PS3, HD Cable from Comcast, Wii and my PC hooked up via HDMI. Everything looks great. The stock settings suck. Go to AVS Forum and look up the thread on this model. There are some useful tips on how to properly calibrate this thing. Once configured properly, you'll be in awe! Now, the shipping? Very bad experience! Amazon put the wrong shipping label on my tv.