Summary: If you're looking for a 50" plasma at a good price, you have found it. The picture is wonderful. The colors are very accurate. The blacks are excellent; not a Kuro, but also not $3000. I'm not sure that I would even notice the difference witout benchmarking it. I also looked at Panasonic, but any difference in picture quality is virtually imperceptible, while the $500 difference was.
Summary: This was one of those sight unseen purchases based upon a glowing review in Consumer Reports. It's everything it was said to be. Razor sharp images, very nice sound from the two internal speakers (we subsequently purchased a Samsung home theater system "in a box") and more inputs/outputs than one could possibly need.
Summary: The only problem I had was they had told me it was going to be free financing for a year with amazon credit card but I didn't know they had two kinds of credit cards and mine was the wrong one. Confussed, so was I. Just be careful, one is put out by chase and that is the wrong one.
Summary: I had researched TV's for nearly a year. The top of the line being the Pioneer Kuro Elite, and in a close battle for second the Pannisonics and the Samsung lineup. What it came down to for me was the "packaging" of the TV, as in the plastic that surrounds it....and my personal feelings inside of a local electronics store.
Summary: After much research, I purchased this Samsung model. Research included reviews here on Amazon, other websites, both consumer and professional reviews, as well as Consumer Reports ratings (this Samsung rated highest among 50 inch and up plasmas). After having the set in my home for about 3 weeks now, I have to say I'm very pleased. The key is the picture quality, which is really quite remarkable when the input is the best.
Top rated television offered at great price and service by Amazon
Happy Home, Amazon
6 January 2009
Summary: Gee, I'm old school, and think brick and mortar stores should be supported. Alas, the best price in town (with many choices) was $150 more, PLUS, they wanted a bunch of money to deliver it to my house. Of course, the shipping was included in the Amazon deal. And white glove shipping it was -- the one guy -- carefully maneuvered the large box into the house, and without ever touching the television itself, set it on its stand (the television comes in the box with...
Summary: I ordered this TV on Nov 5, 2008 using Amazon's "White Glove" delivery. The set was delivered Nov 11. The delivery guys brought the box in the house, removed all packing material, set the TV on the Credenza we had purchased for it, turned it on and verified that everything was working correctly. They picked up and removed all packing material and left my house as clean as they found it. GREAT SERVICE Amazon!
Summary: After looking at various Plasma sets over the past few months, and unable to make a decision, the latest Consumer Reports review of various sets made my mind up. This model was ranked a CR best buy, and is it ever!
First, though, I have to give credit to the Amazon "white glove" delivery, which didn't add a cent to the price. The local company called the day before delivery to confirm a three-hour window the next day, noon to 3 pm.