So many TVs to choose from.. really happy with this one
Jimmi L, Amazon
28 April 2014
Summary: i was worried about the horror of 'burn-in'.. with a plasma. So, here in 2014, i think its not relevant. The tv is set to turn off automatically so that defeats burn in. Beyond that, i happened to see a large plasma displayed right next to a bigger LED tv at Costco. Let me tell you that the difference in the plasma picture from the LED, blew my mind. This was in a brightly lit store. There was a forest scene, and the two TVs both had great images.
Summary: I bought this television specifically for console gaming as it had reasonably low input lag according to an independent review lab that tests this specific stat. I've found this television to be PERFECT for that need. I also have an 8000 series which I bought 3 years ago that I was hoping would work for gaming but the input lag on the higher-end televisions tend to be terrible for gaming, even when you activate GAME MODE.
Summary: I almost did not purchase this TV because the reviews that I read said that the stand was not very stable. Quite the contrary, the stand was very easy to attach to the TV and the stand is very stable. This is the first TV purchase for me in 9 years and technology has sure changed in that time. I love the Samsung Smart Plasma TV.
Excellent picture with tons of features all at a great price
6 April 2014
Summary: As far as plasmas go, you cannot beat the value this TV is. There may be plasmas with slightly better pictures, and a few more features, but they are nowhere near the price this set is going for. Samsung's top of the line plasma, which is only 1 step above this in their line is double the price. I've only had it set up, so I'm still getting used to a lot of the features it has, but most are pretty intuitive. My one complaint, like many others is the remote.
Summary: If this is the last of the Plasma TV I got a really good one. Better picture the the 50 inch led Samsung that a friend has and he paid way more. 3D is pretty good, and the Smart TV systems is the best out there right now. The picture is absolutely the best I have seen for a plasma and any led, lcd, etc... Price was great and the free shipping/delivery was good as well.
Superb Television With Deepest Blacks and Brilliant Picture For A 51 Inch
Rick L. Parrish, Amazon
10 March 2014
Summary: Keep your lcds and the others...give me plasma every time. And now that the manufacturers are dwindling (just Samsung and LG left in the field) I wanted to grab one while I could. Panasonic made the best but they've exited the market on these babies and that left me researching and deciding between Sammy And L.G. Sammy won...L.G. lost by a wide margin. But do your own homework and decide for yourself. This one is a smart TV with the hub and all that..
Summary: I had gotten a LCD or LED (can't remember now) a while back and there was a bit too much ghosting for my 3D perfectionist world. Finally did a bit more research and found that plasma is the way to go for visual perfection. Don't get me wrong, the other worked and would have been adequate. But this one was worth saving up for a bit longer. Stunning visuals, it's like being in the theater. Very content.
Summary: IF you're looking for optimum soundbar audio, be aware that this TV downgrades ALL sound output to two channel with the exception of Tuner & Wifi received signals. Simply put, DVD or satellite programs come out strictly stereo, no dolby, surround, etc. IF you attach to the TV's output, yes even the TV's optical output. This is a fairly high end TV and Samsung should have done better!