Summary: While the picture was beautiful when I first purchased this television, a couple months past the warranty expiration, a horizontal black line appeared near the bottom of the screen. I don't think I'll ever purchase another Samsung set again.
Summary: Well, my Samsung PN50C8000YF quit working two months out of warranty. I guess I should have been clued in by the fact that they only offer a one year warranty. None of the HDMI ports work, but everything else is fine. I can watch in HD using the component jacks, but am not able to watch 3D as this requires the HDMI port. I will never buy Samsung again.
Summary: I bought this TV a little over a year ago and was very happy with it. Great picture, features, and plenty of options. Three months after the 1 year warranty expired I started having all kinds of sparkling/erratic pixels on the screen and it is basically unwatchable now. It was powered through a power conditioner its entire life so I'm not really sure what the deal was. I guess I was just unlucky. Caveat emptor.
Summary: TV worked great for 9 months then it went 'pop' and spark fell to the floor and a small amount of smoke appeared and the room filled with a nasty smell of burning electronics. And now we are screwed because the warranty card wasn't sent to them within 7 days of purchase. Lesson learned. Never buying samsung again.
Dynamic Picture but Mechanical and Technical Flaws in Manufacuturing
Jason Rebelo, Amazon
3 March 2011
Summary: Bought this TV end of October after researching and determining that this was the best quality picture for the price hands down, only below the high end panasonic plasma. I hooked up the TV and used it for a few weeks and was blown away with picture quality with some exceptions in fast movement in certain scenes when it appeared distorted not sure what proper settings were to fix this but it was hardly noticeable so I was OK with it.