Summary: This TV was working perfect out of the box but it started degrading after one year of use. Exactly in a year time frame, when the warranty expired for this TV, it started showing some dark lines in the middle of the TV. After calling Samsung helpline, they asked me to do some picture test and the TV at that time passed this picture test. The helpline asked me to check my connectors as per them the TV was great.
Summary: Bought this after viewing in BB and thought it was the best picture I had seen. Got it home and it would even power on... Call Samsung to see if I was just missing the obvious but nope just DOA. No apologies, just we need to arrange for a support person to come out. I don't know about others but when I buy something for $1800 it better work perfectly out of the box. Needless to say it went back... Buyer beware! Of course BB's response was equally pathetic.