Summary: Although my first model shipped was defective, Crutchfield had a replacement out to me the next day. Picture quality is excellent. Smarthub is pretty cool for streaming. I use the Plex app often and everything works great.
Pros: Picture. Apps. Streaming.
Cons: The secondary remote is difficult to use. Price is higher than others in this category.
Summary: There's truly nothing bad that can be said about this television. The "Sammy" replaced another Samsung Plasma (PN63C8000) that had served us well until a panel failure. Knowing that Panasonic and others had already abandoned Plasma I was concerned as to whether we should stay with the same technology that had served us well until that point. I'm glad that we did.
Pros: Picture quality, ability to really show bright and dark colors without fail, ease of use/programming.
Summary: I purchased this TV to replace a 58' Samsung 7000 Series Plasma that had the panel go bad. For financial reasons, I initially tried the Vizio M Series 70' inch LED but wasn't happy with the picture quality. I decided to return it and pony up the extra 1k to get this Samsung Plasma. I'm extremely happy I made the change and it was well worth the money. The picture quality (great colors and deep blacks) is the best I've ever seen on a TV.
Pros: Outstanding 2D and 3D picture quality, colors pop off the screen and I've been able to see more detail in dark scenes then on any other TV. The TV itself has excellent build quality and looks very slick mounted on the wall. The voice command is a nice touch as is the Samsung SmartHub and built in Camera. My wife and I use the camera for Skype.
Summary: My major concern with buying a new TV was how it was going to look in my living room that was very bright. I knew I wanted a plasma and had narrowed my selection down between this one and the 2 top rated Panasonics. I went with the Samsung because of the brightness. In a room with many windows, this TV shines. In my opinion, it gives you all of the greatness of a plasma, but also allows you to put it in a bright room where normally you would want an LED TV.
Pros: Picture quality for a plasma in a bright room. The brightest plasma that you can buy!
Cons: The manual and for me setting it up to use the smart features.
Summary: A fine plasma type TV. I knew a sacrifice was being made for viewing in a well lit room but the sacrifice was much greater than expected. I already have a Samsung LED TV and wish I'd gone for another.
Pros: Good solid TV all functions aok. If viewed in a completely darkened room it great.
Cons: Poor picture quality in a room with table top ambient light. This is the first time after many years as a Crutchfield customer that I ordered installation by their recommended installer. The installers were fine but setting them up was extremely irritating and time costly. I called the # provided over the phone for Crutchfield's approved installer to come out and evaluate the installation and specify the equipment to be ordered and installed.
Summary: I chose this TV because of the room conditions in my living room are bright with about 20' in lenght of windows on one wall. I wanted a TV that could combat the brightness yet provide great color accuracy and black level. So far I am very happy with this product.
Pros: Great screen quality Great brighness Great color accuracy Great Black level Remote works with PS3 and dish hopper out of box
Cons: Remote does not have numbers so it is a little annoying to use
Glad we waited and went with this TV; superb picture and very easy to use for non-techies
14 December 2013
Excerpt: We traded in our 1996 35" CRT for this TV. Not only is the picture fantastic, the Anynet HDMI control makes it very, very easy to use. Turn on the TV and the surround sound system turns itself on, uses the Audio Return Channel feature for sound, turns off the TV internal speakers and sets itself up. The TV remote volume now controls the surround sound system without having to put in any codes or punch any extra buttons; it just works.
Pros: Bright display, great integration with other hdmi devices, Realistic color