Summary: Loved the tv for 2 years. It started clicking on and off, only way to stop it was to unplug it. Called repair company $100, paid total of $376 for a new power board installed. Worked for a little while and started doing again. Repair company came back and said they weren't sure what was causing it - could be another $200 or $800. They ended up refunding our $276. Screwed. This was a great tv until it wasn't. POS.
Summary: Bought this TV from another retailer in August 2011. On the last day of August 2014 the TV developed severe black horizontal lines across the entire screen, significant light bleed on the right side, and the upper half of the screen flickers light, dark, or off entirely. A quick trip to Google shows me that thousands of other owners are experiencing similar problems, and they've mostly started over the past 6 months.
Summary: I purchased this unit for our game room knowing it would have limited use for about the first 12 months. Moved to MBR during spring and the set just started not showing a picture. Appears to be a bulb". Called Company, all agreed that appears to be a bulb??? We had surge protection and intentionally bought a "better" name to avoid this type thing. Samsung washed hands, as warranty had expired on Jan 31. Always hurts to lose a grand.
Summary: I loved this TV for the first two years I owned it. Then out of the blue one evening, the screen froze and then went black. No sound, no picture. I had it serviced a few days later and was told the TV needed a new panel, which with parts and labor would cost $900. Seriously? On a $1000 TV? As my one-year warranty had expired, I really had no option but to replace the TV (rather than spent the same amount of fixing this one).
Summary: I purchased this TV just 2years and 8 months ago. I especially liked how thin and light the TV was. Initially, lots of good things to say. However, just like all the others here, I was watching the TV, I got a double image for about one minute and then it went black. I called Samsung and jumped through their hurdles; they finally told me it had to go to a repair center and it's not under their unforgivable one year warranty.
Summary: Great picture, but after about 18 months, had a big "pop", and unit was dead. However, I blamed myself for not having the TV on a surge protector. And I have several other Sammy HDTVs, some as old as 7-8 years (most, but not all, on surge-protectors), and they are all running perfectly. Being a DIY type of person, did research, bought a new main board ($100), popped it in, and all is well...of course, on a surge-protector this time..
Summary: Beware all interested people in this Tv, it is very important to view all reviews of products before buying them. I am writing this review 18 months after buying this product. If you read the rest of the reviews fro this Tv, you will definitely see that other buyers have had issues with this Tv as well. My problem basically started with the display pannel as it lost a few pixels in the upper part of the screen.
Summary: Owned for 2 years now...excellent, no problems. Picture is the sharpest then any other TV I have come across to date, Smart function is the best...kiss expensive Cable good bye. Several Automatic Updates to software/hardware already, no problems. I recommend to my friends!