Summary: Awful software. For a long time Samsung didn't support Amazon Instant Video at all; now they claim to, but it suddenly stopped working on this one. I tried all kinds of "updates" at multiple levels, no help. The interface is pretty bad as well -- they have a "Web Browser", but even with a USB keyboard attached it's barely usable -- you still have to use the remote to move the mouse around and click in each field -- you can't, for example, tab to the next field even when...
Summary: This TV is everything! It is such a great television and is priced competitively! Everyone gives me compliments on the picture quality and I was blown away by the content it had in the smarthub and the 3D looks amazing!
Summary: I've owned this television for just under a year now and have had to have it serviced twice for internal component failures - the most recent just a few days before the warranty expires. I'd pair it with a Roku or Apple TV rather than relying on the built in smart features. Pros - Its got a great picture and is easy to use as a television Samsung service was quick and friendly both times Cons - SmartTV features are slow, clunky to navigate and frequently lose track of...
Summary: Internet functionality and video are excellent. The built-in audio is poor. The speakers cannot handle any amount of bass very well. In fact, low mid-range to bass causes the speakers to break up sufficiently to make me think that I had a pair of blown speakers. The sound quality, in the presence of a fair amount of bass, is horrendous. I will have to route the sound through my stereo system when watching movies. The sound from the digital output is fine.
Summary: Overall, I am satisfied with this TV. It is all digital which renders my present DVD and amplifier obsolete for operating with this TV. NO analog outputs/inputs are provided. The sound needs an auxiliary system but I expected that situation. I do not have 3D capability yet, so I reserve judgememt on that feature. I would recommend the TV to other perspective buyers.
Summary: But you need to buy a key board from Samsung ($100) to work on the internet. For Face Book or You Tube, You can not use the keyboard. You can only use the remote for typing. It does have Angry Bird Toon weekly.
Summary: I've had the 50.7" model of the Samsung PN51E550 for about a week and a half now and I'm very pleased with how it has performed. When reading my pros and cons below, keep in mind that the reason for my huge list of Cons is not because this is a bad TV; far from it, in fact. I simply am trying to adequately spell out any and all issues future users might encounter. Pros: Fantastic overall picture. Great black levels, as advertised. 3D is great.