Summary: I've had all Sony tvs in the past but since Samsung had been getting such great reviews I figured I would give it a try. The picture is great as long as the brightness is low. If it is high then you get shadowing. The bigger issue was just after the 1 year warranty ended the the screen died. The process to get it fixed was a nightmare. I was referred to 4 different repair facilities by Samsung's support.
Summary: this TV is amazing. The internet connection adds lots of other options without buying additional hardware. Sound is of excellent quality and unexpected volume range and different sound modes. I have had it for a year now and it has never missed a beat. the color and the resolution is clear as you could expect. I recommend this model to anyone. And the best part is how easily I was able to order, receive and install the unit right out of the box.
Summary: It was good since we purchased 1.5 yrs ago. but suddenly it became intermittent black screen for about 1.5 hrs. There is no way to predict when it is. Also after screen went to black, I used another TV (Not Samsung) to check the signals and everything was good. Samsung is not good name to hold quality. Buyer must be aware of it and I would not buy Samsung stuff if they can not keep TV set for 1.5 yrs. Also wifi could not turn off if you enable it.
Summary: If you're not a gamer, this TV is excellent. It's got one of the most gorgeous displays of any TV currently on the market. If you ARE a gamer, avoid this TV like the plague. I'm big into first-person shooters and I couldn't adjust the TV settings to reduce the input lag enough to make my games playable. I did a lot of research and ended up getting a Panasonic plasma.
Summary: I have had this tv for 9 months now and I love it more and more every day. The only issue I have had with this tv is when I turn it on, I have to wait several minutes for the wireless to pick up the signal. HBO go is a little bit of a pain in the butt but all of the other apps work wonderfully. The picture quality is, bar none, the best picture I have ever seen. Especially for animated movies, the detail that you can see is extraordinary.