SPECTACULAR TV!! Stunning 3D! Some minor complaints, including poorly designed remote, but otherwise 5 stars.
Joshua Blake, Amazon
21 January 2012
Summary: Overall, I've been delighted with this TV, which I've had since Dec 2010. GORGEOUS picture, menus that are sensible and easy to navigate, lots of useful features. I shopped around for weeks looking for the right 3D TV, and I'm extremely pleased with my purchase. When I purchased, I was ultimately deciding between the Panasonic 55" Viera 3D Plasma TV, and this one.
Summary: Not perfect, but awesome so far. Easy to setup, you can find a couple of sites with advance picture options, use them the standard settings give every the "Soap Opera" look and I didn't like that. I have had it for 2 weeks now and love it. Pros: Picture Quality Very Thin for a Plasma Lots of options Internet on TV (connect via cable, not wireless Connections are easy to get to Cons: As with all Plasmas, it lets off some heat A small buzzing when you get close to the TV...
Summary: I've had the plasma for a little more than a month and a half now. Overally I'm very pleased with it. I'm a freak when it comes to image quality, and while this screen was my second choice after the Panasonic series, my wife got the last word as the design of the Samsung was much better (come on Panasonic, design isn't that hard!). Overall the image quality is great, and there is a vast range of settings to play with in order to get the image you really want to.
Summary: My first TV was delivered with cracks in all four corners and another huge crack from the middle top to the center of the screen. I thought it was just rough handling by the delivery man or maybe from the very cold weather this winter. Then I read all these complaints about cracks. My replacement TV arrived intact, but now I am worried that it will crack spontaneously, as others have noted here.
Summary: This TV has a beautiful picture. It is relatively thin and is nice looking on the wall and was relatively easy to set up. I can tell the difference between Blu-Ray and regular DVDs - even with the upconverter. The 3D feature works well. The glasses even work over my regular glasses. Once in awhile the TV seems to "flash" and that's a bit disconcerting, but doesn't happen all that often. The TV has some negative features.
The second one seems to be doing well...with some buzz
T-Money "Hawkeye in NE", Amazon
31 December 2010
Summary: First of all, this is my first ever flat panel HD TV purchase, let alone 3D. Before taking the financial plunge though I of course did some extensive research like any smart consumer to make sure that it was going to be the right fit for me. Needless to say, I bought the unit and after arrival and inspection the base had a dent on the side of it so my first thought was, "Great, I need to have it repaired already.
Summary: For a TV of this price, I had expected better technical performance. The primary problem this TV has is that it does not process audio signals properly when the customer has a separate 5 or 7 channel audio receiver / speaker system. One would expect the TV to pass through any digital audio signal it receives over the HDMI 1.4 interface to the optical audio output which one would hook to their receiver.
Summary: I bought this in August from a local Brick and Mortar, they match the Amazon price. I love the picture and the internet apps and the Anywhere Sync working with my receiver, network and PC. I have 3 issues. 1. I get an aura effect, while they're moving. There's an outline of distortion around a person. This occurs in sports and in normal programs. It's not on everything but happens frequent enough to be annoying. Given that this is a plasma this effect surprised me. 2.
Summary: I just received my Samsung PN58C8000 this week, set it up, and I must say, this is one awesome tv. I found a few sites online that had the calibration numbers all done for this, so I took about 10 minutes to set my tv up with the same numbers, and the picture is flawless. Blacks are deep, colors look natural and not oversaturated. The audio from the tv is sufficient, however, I have it hooked up to a 7.1 surround sound system, so the tv audio rarely will be used.
Summary: Well, I have returned to the world of plasma. I returned the Sony KDL60EX700 i had gotten. A beautiful TV but for some reason the sunlit room I have it in and the fact that you pretty much have to be in a small arc in front of the TV for the picture not to bleach out became like an O C D thing that I couldn't get over.