Summary: TV picture is fine, setup was easy. Integration with other devices like my Denon 1912 is somewhat confusing, as which remote controls which feature when is not always clear with the interaction between devices. Samsung is not entirely honest about what is a "smart" tv and their Samsung apps. Now I'm finding that not all apps or features are available for their "Smart" TV's.
Summary: Title says it all. Picture quality is superb. Sound quality is intolerable. But the most disappointing is the not so Smart Hub. Video streaming frequently breaks up or loses connectivity. My cheap Roku or my Wii gaming system do much better with video streaming. And ironically, you can't stream Amazon Prime VOD on it. Buy it for the picture quality. Use your home sound system for sound. Use another source for video streaming. You're basically buying a monitor.
Summary: I have had this TV for about 3 weeks now and its been petty good in terms of image quality. Really good picture with a good pop. But I have had the two following issues so far: 1. While watching movies using the netflix app, the TV starts blinking. i.e the TV goes completely blank for less than a second or so. Happens about once every 5 minutes - sometimes more often. Surprisingly this seems to be a common issue with many Samsung LED TVs from 2010 and 2011.
Great picture, poor sound quality, buggy SmartTV portal
19 March 2011
Summary: This TV has great picture quality, but is very expensive, has tinny sound quality, and has a half-baked connected TV platform ("SmartTV"). Note that this TV does NOT have wireless internet connection built it; you have to buy the separate adapter. Setting up the wireless connection was a snap, but downloading the SmartTV apps was time consuming and confusing for those that required a separate account set up (Pandora, Netflix, Picassa, etc.).