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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.