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: 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. So, faulty capacitors, the bad power supply or whatever is wrong with mine, I would stay far away from Samsung. $1200 and it will not last 2 years. Your better off at rent a center. I've read that Panasonic has much better quality control.
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. I've tried making all the adjustments to the sound available, but have not been able to 'tweak' it to an acceptable level yet. But,did I mention it looks great?
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 (although there are a handful of other apps that are OK). Does a pretty good job in sunlit rooms, and has a good viewing angle.
Summary: I was hesitant in purchasing a large TV online without at least seeing the same model at a store first, but I saw this TV with a good blu-ray/3D glasses/Shrek combo that was difficult to pass on. My girlfriend was doing everything she could to convince me not to buy a huge, expensive TV. I was tired of my Samsung 32" LCD TV and wanted something bigger. I still can't believe I pressed the submit order button, but I'm glad I did.
Summary: I've owned this TV for a little over a year so it's time for a review. I really wanted to like this TV but there are 2 major FAILs on this TV. Cons 1) [...] There is a known issue with the d series TVs from Samsung where the blacks pop into bright whites aka "brightness pops" or FBR. It took Samsung months to release a fix and even then it was not generally available.
Summary: At first we weren't sold on getting a 3D TV. The ones we went to in the theater were not that impressive. We went ahead and went with it but didn't purchase the glasses until later. Once we finally saw the 3D movies we realized it was the right choice, the 3D picture is terrific. The glasses are comfortable and hold up for watching long movies either on Blu-Ray or just choosing the 3D conversion. The kids use it for gaming as well.
Summary: This (2011) 59" Samsung TV arrived intact. The manufacturer's packaging was quite adequate. It definitely takes two (my wife and I) to setup. Once installed, calibrating the picture was a breeze. This is my first plasma TV. It replaced a (2007) 52" Samsung LCD TV (Fluorescent), which we moved to the bedroom. I immediately saw the improved difference in blackness levels and motion blur.
Summary: I purchased this set intending to update the logic board to rid it of fluctuating brightness. I did update the logic board according to Zoyd's tutorial on AVSforums, and I thought it would be smooth sailing from there. I was wrong. the Auto-brightness limiter still kills ANY white image on the screen.