Summary: Have had this TV for almost 3 years now. Never had issues with "burn-in." The picture quality is outstanding in 720p. We mounted ours, so we don't use it on the stand. The speakers aren't phenomenal, but apparently they aren't terrible either because that's all we've been using for the last 3 years. We do experience some of that high-pitched "buzz" that other reviewers were talking about...but NEVER when you're actually watching a show.
Summary: Very happy with this TV which worked right out of the box in our existing setup without requiring new high-def cables or high-def cable box, one of the last with an old co-axial cable antenna input in the back that I could find. But still fully high-def compatible with all necessary ports so we can convert over at our leisure with new cables and switching out the box when we have time. So, great for us Luddites!
Summary: I was looking for a high definition TV and did not have a whole lot of money to spend. After setting my price point and doing a lot of research I came to the conclusion that this would be the best TV for the amount of money I could spend. I am very happy with the decision. The picture is excellent and is better than any LCD I have seen without tripling what I paid for it. I use this TV with my xbox 360, Wii, and Google TV and have absolutely no complaints.
Summary: For close to $450 delivered it is quite a bargain at half the price of 1080P sets. The lesser resolution of 720P is unnoticeable at my viewing distance of about 8 feet and I have not heard any background hum at low volume as others have noticed. One thing I am aware of is a bit jittery motion blur with high contrast white edged objects when viewing a streaming Netflix movie.
Summary: VERY happy with this TV but it was not a "plug and play" experience like my last hdtv (Akai 36" HDTV). The box was wicked BIG and heavy! Poor delivery guy almost had a coronary lugging it up my steps. Looked like there was a 70 inch TV inside. Turned out it was packed and padded very well, hence the oversized box. This is not a light item, so it took 2 people to lift it out of the box. The next tough part was connecting the stand to the TV screen.
Summary: The Samsung 42" PN42C450 plasma HDTV is a real find, especially for people who want a fantastic picture at a pedestrian price. After quibbling over numerous sets I finally settled on this one, because hands down, this TV has the best picture out there of any type of set priced at $1000.00 and under. So let's start with the picture quality. We can talk about specs on paper all day long until we're blue in the face, but a picture is worth a thousand words.
Summary: I compared the picture quality with numerous LCDs, and this plasma was better, hands down. Easy setup, except for the extremely tight screws, as noted by others. A little WD40 helped a lot there. It is 720p, but I can not tell the difference between this and 1080. Strongly recommend anybody consider a plasma.
Summary: I just bought this TV today(Nov. 13th. 2010) for only $399.99.... WOW!!!! is all I can say about that price... I can't say anything bad about it... Picture quality is great, sound quality is great and is better than the last Philips LCD by a mile... Setup took all of 5 minutes. I'm now thinking I should of purchased the 50in Samsung Plasma at the $499.99 with the same Quality but thought it might be just a tad too big for my bedroom...
Summary: Hello, I brought this TV for my daughter. Ordering and delivery were just fine ( delivered 2 days early and on schedule). Un packaging was effortless. When it came time to assemble the base I found that the screws are self tapping type. That means that there are no threads in the hole and the screw cuts them as it is inserted. I tried one by hand and it was very hard sooooooooo. I 1, got my driver drill with a Phillips bit, 2, got a bottle of dish-washing detergent.