"CNET is way off base on this one! Way beyond LCD only!"
31 May 2011
Pros: The reason I bought this TV is because I was able to view it in the middle of regular LCD's and it stood out like a sore thumb! My wife actually called me to come look at it because it stood out so spectacularly! Picture quality is right up there with Sam
Cons: Sound quality isn't very good, but I've never seen a quality TV with great sound, and rightfully so. The manufacture's know that if you buy a TV of this caliber, you're going to purchase a surround sound system for quality sound. If you think about it, wh
Summary: My family purchased this television to replace an old Mitsubishi CS-35301 CRT, so my impressions are relative to that model. We have owned this set for approximately one month. I have been using it to watch cable programming (so I cannot comment about its off-the-air reception), DVDs via S-Video, and to play video games on a Nintendo Wii console.
Summary: Great picture and off angle viewing. I knew I wanted a TV I do not want to sit directly in front of to see the great picture. This TV exceeds the expectations. I would buy again and have recommended to others. A friend of mine purchased the 52 in version and is very happy also.
Summary: We bought this TV about, 9 Months ago from another site at a fantastic price. I could not be happier with it. People often think that Samsung is the ONLY way to go when purchasing flatscreens but that is so far from reality. The picture on this tv is fantastic, hands down. We have a good friend that has an identically sized samsung with similar technology and it has an inferior picture.
Summary: Like D. Bortranger's earlier review I also hooked up a watt meter ( UPM model EM100 ) and received roughly the same results. Power saving off - 98 watts but the picture highlights were overly bright to me. Standard power saving used around 80 watts, picture was dimmed slightly bringing down the highlights to a proper level by my eye.
Summary: I love this television. Bought it about nine months ago, and couldn't be happier. I too compared a lot of sets, read all the reviews, and came to the conclusion that this was a terrific deal. I love, love, love the picture quality. It's great for HD cable, and superb for Blu Ray movies. I'm afraid if I hooked a game machine to it I'd become totally addicted. Can't comment on the sound quality.
Summary: I purchased this television about a week ago and so far it has worked flawlessly. I was undecided on another LCD from Sammy or try an LED. Amazon made the decision for me when this Sharp model was suddenly lowered another 270 bucks in my shopping cart. The picture is very clear and consistent. There is no humming as reported by others. The speakers are fine but I do have the sound connected to a 5.1 system.
Summary: Picture is fantastic. Sound from the unit is not impressive, but I hooked up a 35W sound bar & now it sounds great. The menu is laid out logically - easy to use. The TV defaults to using a feature which changes the the backlight of the TV (auto dims the TV) based on the rooms ambient light. It kept switching levels, so I just disabled this feature.
Pros: Very Energy efficient. Light weight. Stunning Picture! Easy graphics. Tons of adjustments available. Great contrast.
Cons: So-so sound with weak on-board speakers. AquosNet internet widgets are sad. No streaming video content like NetFlix. Remote control is sad too! Stand does not swivel. Cabinet can scratch and fingerprint easily.
Summary: I have this LED flat screen for a month now and i still love. Nothing wrong with this flat screen, I don't hear any buzzing sound at all, great contrast and not even a single dead pixel. If you can buy a home theater 5.1 system such as samsung under $300 from Sam's club it will make your flat screen so much "a live" as if you were in a movie theater.