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: 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!
Summary: We had to send the first TV back due to color distortion in bottom right hand corner -- exchanging it was effortless thanks to Amazon. Second TV's color is great, however the TV is quirky. The apps don't always work (about 7 out of 10 times they work... 30% of the time it's frustrating!
Summary: If you read the other reviews you will have everything you need to know. The reflective nature of the set can be a problem and we ended up hanging up some new drapes to darken the room certain times of the day. Some people hate the remote. I love the remote. If you get everything set up, and your TV starts at the "Smart Hub" as some have complained, the fix is simple. Go through the setup menu and you will find a simple option to disable it if you so desire.
Summary: I purchased 2 of the 51" models. Both have awesome pictures, the best I have ever seen. If you got a low lit room, plasma is the way to go. The 3D looks spectacular. The remote is a little odd and too small for a TV with so many options. It has a touch-pad sensor, and I'm thinking with a lot of use, the touch-pad will get worn out. Then you would need to purchase a new remote if they are still available in the future. Also, I had to disable the goofy "what's on" menu.
Summary: Picture is great on this TV but the sound quality is poor enough to make me want to return it if I had the energy to cart it back. Not only is the quality poor but the disparity between one channel and another is unreal. We have to have it as high as 80 on some channels for it be audible ..... And then you better remember to set it on mute when you change channels because you could get blasted out of your seat.