Summary: Stay away from Samsung TVs, reseach before U buy!!!!!!!!!! Just started using and red noise onscreen. Well, not much to say about this problem except this is not the only model with a bad repair history.
Summary: I wasn't really in the market for a 3d television, but I was checking reviews and prices for the largest Samsung plasma set I could find. I found this one refurbished for just over $1000 here at Amazon and couldn't resist, especially after reading all of the positive reviews. It shipped in perfect shape and was a marvel to behold when we took it out of the box. Setup was very easy.
Summary: Update 1/8/2013: Samsung eventually replaced this model with a PN59D7000 in the summer of 2011. About 2 months ago the replacement TV started to develop these pink blobs on two portions of the screen. The pink blobs ran vertically from the top of the screen to the bottom and were about a 1/3 of the way from the right and left sides of the panel.
Summary: I have had the PN58C680 for 2 weeks. Could not be happier. The reviews on this board convinced me that it was not only a great deal but a great Tv. I have a 50 inch Samsung Plasma for 5 years that I wanted to upgrade and this was it. The price is unbelievable for this size, no apps is probably why, but I don't need that with an existing computer. I have no buzzing sound as I had on my 50 inch. The only adjustment I made was increasing the Cell Light from 10 to 14.
Summary: This TV is great. It arrived in great condition. The picture is fantastic. I've had people say that it is the best picture that they have ever seen in a big screen tv. The 3D is really neat so much that friends who have seen it bring over their friends so that they can see it. I am totally satisfied with this tv.
Summary: First let me say that i agree with some of the reviews on amazon.com, their is a slight buzz with this plasma . . does this undermine the quality of the picture? NO . . . is it annoying? YES . . But most people dont just have the TV on without any sound . . . and yes the speakers make the buzz go away. So that is NO problem for me at all. Secondly this thing is HUGE, 58" is big BIG . . . we had a 52" and its amazing the difference in 6" . .
Summary: After waiting impatiently for 8 days to receive my new television it came broken inside the box! To add to my depression, I now find out that Best Buy no longer sells the same TV. This was my first experience buying a large electronic item online and I don't think I'll do it again.
Summary: I have waited a long long time to buy my first HDTV. After attempting to be a conscientious consumer and read 30 hours of HDTV reviews, I took the plunge when this sold for under $1600 with a 3D starter kit. Note to new HDTV buyers: 1) The advantage and glory of having a over 50" screen is under appreciated. Buy as big as your room will allow, you will have the TV a long long time. 2) Dont read "too much" on AVSforum.
Best Option. Don't hesitate to get your hands on one!
Matthew Louis Dufrene, Amazon
9 January 2011
Summary: I have spent looks of time researching which tv would be the best option for me. I was previously looking at the Samsung PN58C7000 which is basically the next step up in the line. When I came across this option I was skeptical at first due to the limited information and customer reviews out there. It isn't even on Samsungs site yet. After some deep research and consideration I decided to make the jump and purchase this model.