Summary: Although I had done my "homework" by checking ConsumerReports.org first, as well as other HDTV review sites, I really didn't expect the quality of this TV to be so great. It is the first HDTV that my wife and I have owned, and the first new TV purchased in 18 years (Previously a 53" Sony projection screen pre-1080i). Our previous TV had a great picture, or so we thought! We deciding on getting a new TV, it would be a choice of 4k or 3D.
Summary: I purchased this unit in spring of 2013 and now Consumer Reports is calling it one of their Recommended Buys! I've found the TV has all the right bells and whistles, good SmartTV application functionality, great feature-set, all the performance you want (colors, brightness/darks, refresh rate, resolution, decent speaker volume, etc.
Summary: Samsung PN64F5500 64-Inch 1080p 600Hz 3D Smart Plasma HDTV I bought and returned this TV and I want to make sure that people know what they're getting into before purchasing this Plasma. Pros: Great picture, Smart interface is slick and has a lot of cool apps including HBO GO, remote control is cool but can be frustrating. Cons: This TV buzzes very loudly, the stand looks and feels cheaply constructed, would not accept audio or video signals through an HDMI switch.
Summary: It is what I expected. I do not use any of the smart apps or wifi features this tv came with but its nice it has them i guess. I have had this for little more than half a year now and the one thing I noticed is that you can hear a buzzing sound from the screen. Plasmas still have burn ins so dont expect things have changed. I thought it wouldnt but it does. It has features to stop the burn in images but that is only when you are watching live tv.
Poor Samsung Service, Excellent Amazon Customer Service
D E., Amazon
21 January 2014
Summary: I have had this TV for 2 weeks and it has a horrible picture. It is bland and washed out. Anything with whites or greys lacks any definition. I got a calibration Blu-Ray disk and I cannot adjust the white levels to spec. I have 4 other HDTVs - a 37 inch Visio LCD, a 32 inch Panasonic LCD, a 16 inch Coby bought at Big lots for less than $100, and a little 13" Axess (I have never heard of it either). They all have a picture far superior to this set.
Summary: Great picture. But not sure the 3D is worth it. We still trying to figure out how to use the 3D. We bought the Wizard of Oz in 3D, but it doesn't look very good with the 3D. Maybe it's because the movie was not created with 3D in mind. But we didn't buy it for the 3D - we bought it for the great standard picture and are very happy with it. It's our first Smart TV and we are still learning how to use it well.