SAMSUNG and 'sourcing' input control re its TV monitors
WT (Bill) "Bill H, PhoneGuy, BC", Amazon
12 December 2012
Summary: Samsung PN51E6500 51-Inch 1080p 600Hz 3D Slim Plasma HDTV (Black) This is the second time I've come across a situation whereby a SAMSUNG monitor will NOT allow the owner to select his/her 'preferred' default source input. Also, one will often see a desired input 'listed'(ie PC) ...but it's 'greyed out' and NOT accessible for use (even tho the physical plug-in is there on the back of the monitor!).
Summary: Bought 51d6500 the 2nd of January, rec'd Jan 10th and shortly after watching the Superbowl, (Feb 5th) it just shutoff and wont turn back on. A problem I have read about here on the comment page. Amazon is out of stock and will give me a refund, but now the TV is much higher from other sellers. I also noticed the brightness pops but I found it didnt bother me all the time.
Summary: I bought into Plasma over LED. However, the "white glove" shipping via Pilot didn't work out as expected. When I opened the box (after the delivery truck was gone, of course), the screen was fairly well shattered into about 20 pieces. That problem along with the concern that delivery of a replacement took us well past Christmas and New Years (it was, after all, a Christmas present) led me to my local big box store.