Excellent value, especially if you search around carefully and buy online at the right time. Great quality for the price.
Excellent, especially for the price. Amazing picture, couldn't ask for better at this price range. Occasional volume issue, for some reason the volume control stops working after awhile and you have to cut the TV power off and back on to get it to respond, an annoyance that I've been meaning to research and/or call Samsung on, there's probably a fix. Audio is great for this range as well, if you set it up right. Out of the box it's pretty dismal, but once you set it up properly and adjust the settings, most especially check the volume range setting on your DVR or other connected device. In your DVR's deeper device settings you have to set the volume range to Narrow rather than wide, otherwise you won't be able to turn the TV up loud enough to enjoy it, once that's done it's great. There are some useful audio settings/effects that improve the audio greatly once you have your DVR audio range set to narrow (it's counterintuitive but narrow gives you a much wider range from low to high). If you have your computer set up with Dolby Advanced Audio or Dolby Home Theater you can really get better than expected audio (keeping in mind this is relative to the price range and basic level of this TV), I was surprised at what great sound I got from my PC to this TV using Dolby's audio drivers/user interface settings., and of course you can connect external speakers and set up surround sound. Besides the volume control shutdown issue, I'd say I'm not too sure how I feel about the feet on it, they are not very stable and are a bit flimsy, but they do the job. Rambunctious kids could be an issue around this TV unless you wall mount it, and it's set up to be wall mounted and has some hardware with it to do just that, although you do need to purchase a wall mount bracket. It has all the connections you need for home use, modest home theater or for use as a computer monitor, combo RCA/Digital RCA (RGB), two HDMI inputs (one more would be nice), one USB (also could use one more, but not a major issue), Digital/Optical audio output and one Coax in, but who wants to look at that, unless you just have to, good for backup if your DVR goes belly up. Overall, despite a couple of minor issues that are easy to work around (and like I said, the volume lockup issue probably has a simple fix, I've just put off looking into it), it's really excellent for being a basic level HDTV, especially considering the price you can pick it up for if you're smart about it and you look around. I'd buy this TV again (and I did, got two of em about two weeks apart), and I'd highly recommend it to friends/family or anyone on a budget that wants a TV with a crisp, bright, sharp perfectly colored picture that looks like much bigger dollar signs. (There's a backlight feature to, and a number of other lighting settings, as well as a sports setting, among others.). If I could I'd put one in every room of the house, heck, in the garage & shed as well.
Originally posted on Samsung.com
Yes, I recommend this product