Summary: I used to think Samsung was a pretty good name. After problems with their phones, a home theater system and now this television I have to say look at Panasonic or even LG instead. This set is barely 16 months old and is already showing vertical burnout lines. It runs extremely hot, even for plasma. I bought this to replace a six year old smaller Hitachi plasma television. I moved the Hitachi into another room and it still looks and works perfect.
Summary: Love this model over the e5000 that I purchased only a year before. This panel actually distorts the reflections of light in a very pleasing way. Much brighter than the 5000 model, too. Smart TV is handy and keeps me from having to use the PS3 to watch NetFlix or Amazon video. The audio also has the fiber optic output, which is a must. Has a problem reading the music off of my network, however, where the PS3 has no issues.
Summary: This is a great tv. I have no issues with humming as reported by some. I was concerned about wash out because it's in a bright room (sliding glass door and two windows all facing south west, large shade trees do help). I thought I could just close my room darkening shades if it was too bright however the tv performs just fine. Besides 99% of my tv watching is in the evening. Highly recommended!
Summary: The tv was nice at first but after just a few months the tv now restarts itself every few minutes. I unplug it and plug it back in and this helps for a while then it starts up again. Pretty poor for not even owning it but like 5 months.
Summary: Let me start by saying this is a gorgeous TV, and it is feature packed to boot. However, Samsung manages to muck it up a bit by refusing to provide even basic information about their updates, and removing features. I ordered this TV with scheduled delivery, and it showed up in perfect condition. Not a single dead pixel, which is rare! Picture quality is excellent, although the brightness is a hair on the low side for a plasma. This is a known issue with this tv though.
There is a reason.... this is one of the highest rated TVs on Amazon
19 February 2013
Summary: ....this is one of the highest rated TVs on Amazon This TV is incredible for the money. After trying 2 LED LCD TVs (a Panasonic E50 and a Samsung 6500 Series) which each had their own issues (see reviews here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/cdp/member-reviews/A1W75OCFQKRAL9/ref=cm_cr_pr_auth_rev?ie=UTF8&sort_by=MostRecentReview) I had a friend convince me to try a plasma.
Summary: I'll keep this from becoming a novel. The picture and aesthetic design of this television have exceeded my expectations. I personally calibrated the settings and can't imagine being more satisfied with a 1080p signal (blu-ray looks amazing). After a month of ownership, I've not had any difficulties with image retention, though I have noticed a couple of concerning things which may or may not lead to trouble down the line.
Summary: I received my TV from Amazon in early December. Setup was fairly easy, but I did run into one problem that I had to work around. When setting up the wireless connection, I could not get it to connect even after many attempts. I had my Actiontec GT784WN wireless router configured to use WPA2-Personal security and AES encryption. When I changed these settings to "WPA or WPA2 - Personal" security and both AES and TKIP encryption, I was able to connect to the router.
overall great buy, but firmware upgrade may cause trouble
Dean M, Amazon
7 January 2013
Summary: i've had the Samsung PN51E7000 for approximately one month now and overall i am very pleased with it. the tv resides in the basement level of our home which provides the perfect viewing environment for plasma since all lighting is controlled by dimmers and there is no natural light coming from outside. the quality of the picture is very sharp and the colors are brilliant.