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A Fantastic TV
on August 15, 2011
So, lucky me, last Sunday my old Samsung TV blew up. I've known that Samsung has one of the better screens out there so I returned to pick up another Samsung, though, I will say this - I'm FAR from a big fan of their customer service. They really try to send you on a wild goose chase so if you do pick up a Samsung TV, pick up a warranty through Amazon and/or Squaretrade - you'll be happy you did.
As for the actual TV - the color is fantastic. I had to alter it a bit to get it to my enjoyment level, but it's really one of the best looking TV's I've seen in the 32 inch style. Now, it is only 720p and 60hz, but at only 32 inches, it's not going to be a drastic noticeable difference. If you're wanting a big 40+ inch TV, I'd say pay for the 1080 but at 32 inches, the 720p and 60hz is more than fine.
Some have complained about the backlight and the running lines. As for myself, I've seen no running lines and I watch a LOT of sports which is a type of program that is notorious for the running lines. I don't see any blur in sporting events with all of the moving parts, which is quite impressive as even my older Samsung would blur occasionally when watching fast motion programming.
As for the backlight, yes, I have noticed some slight leakage on my TV from the four corners, though I'd say it's mostly from the bottom right corner on mine. With that said, it's not really a big deal at all. First off, there is a backlight setting on the TV - you can turn turn it from 1 to 20, 1 making it pretty much invisible. Samsung uses the true-edge style lighting on this tv which lights the TV from the corners to give a good overall appearance with the LED's and it works great, despite the small amount of leakage. If you have the backlight turned up to 20, yes, you'll notice it a bit. I've turned mine down to about 10 and I don't even notice it and trust me, I'd mention it if I did. If it bothers you, just turn it down and turn the true edge lighting off in the menu and ta-da, you wont even notice it - you'll just need to alter some of the other picture settings so it's not too dark for you.
Overall, it's really difficult to not love this TV. It doesn't have all the bells and whistles of wireless, internet apps, etc, but I didn't want or need that. For the price, you're going to have a difficult time matching the quality of this picture.