Summary: I bought the TV in 2011 and it now has the very common power cycling issue that led to the class action lawsuit. Samsung says that problem only happened to 2008 models and older. They state the repair would be at least $1,000.
Summary: Stopped working before 3 years old. Powers on to the "Samsung Smart" screen and then cycles between that and "HDMI" in the corner of the screen. It is out of warranty and Samsung support has directed us to a 3rd party repair company. We'll see if it is worth repairing.
Summary: Bought one 2nd hand, and it still runs great. The two things I was worried about, 1) sound (it sounds amazing in a big room, and no additional speakers). 2) Glare, it's in a bright room, but when you close the curtains (one is even missing) it isn't noticeable to me or my fiancé.
Summary: This TV is a great deal, great picture quality, however it suffers from flickering changing levels. One moment it's a stunning picture, the next moment the blacks are grey. Other than this inconvenience it has been great TV.
Summary: pn516500 quit working just after 1 year. The Web shows a class action suit for faulty capacitors over a number of years. Since my particular model was not on their list of models, the customer service rep said I am on my own.
Summary: I love the look and feel of this TV. It's has a very nice picture, good menus, and the smart options work great (Netflix). The main issue I've had with this TV is the volume. It seems like the volume or sound on this TV is too low. I either cannot hear the TV or have to turn it up and it's too loud.
Summary: the tv was wonderful out of the box. i loved it. 9 months in, the screen cracked on me. i contacted samsung. the only thing samsung did for me was give me the runnaround. they had me jump through a bunch of hoops by taking pictures of the sides, back, front of the tv and providing my contact info,...
Summary: The picture and price are great, does a wonderful job with non-HD (older, low-resolution SD material like DVDs, most cable shows, etc). Has a built-in "smart" TV mode with limited functionality, mostly used for connectivity to Netflix, Hulu, and things of that nature -- otherwise it's mostly useless...
SAMSUNG and 'sourcing' input control re its TV monitors
WT (Bill) "Bill H, PhoneGuy, BC", Amazon
12 December 2012
Summary: This is the second time I've come across a situation whereby a SAMSUNG monitor will NOT allow the owner to select his/her 'preferred' default source input. Also, one will often see a desired input 'listed'(ie PC) ..