Summary: After only 2 yrs we have a line going down our tv, and Samsung will do nothing about it because it's out of warranty. I was on the phone for an hour getting pushed around, finally got someone in executive level that LAUGHED at me.
Summary: Thirteen months after purchasing this television black lines started to appear. Samsung will not do anything because of 12 month warranty expired. They are totally indifferent. There is a significant online following detailing this manufacturing defect. I WILL NO LONGER PURCHASE SAMSUNG PRODUCTS.
Summary: Have now had this set for well over a year. Still glad we bought it. Takes up far less of the room than did our old rear projection DLP (also a 50") and we put a nice new piece of furniture under it.
Summary: I've had the TV for a year now and the screen has not lost any brightness and the sound quality has remained the same. I was hesitant to put the TV in a bright sunlit room, but contrary to the general knock on plasma TVs in bright rooms, I have not found the issue of reflections off the screen to be...
Summary: With all the pros and cons of this and other HDTV's the only way our family could make a reasonable decision was to actually go to some of the big box electronics stores in our area, and see them in action. Not that 1080p and other technical specifications are meaningless.
Great TV with one small problem. (unless you like fansubs, then it's a big problem.)
23 January 2011
Summary: This television will play almost anything from a thumb drive I throw at it. It has it's own built in media center for playing video and music via USB and network. However it lacks .SSA and .ASS subtitle support which are the major two that fansub groups use.
Summary: I was a little concerned to buy this TV after reading the reviews here. I bought mine locally here in Michigan from ABC Warehouse after it was recommeded by the manager I know there. This TV has a great picture and is easy to use and set up.