DO NOT BUY THIS TV!
Pros: None But this won't fit in the cons. Do not buy this TV. All of 2011 Samsung 'D' series plasma TVs suffer from fluctuating brightness. At random times the brightness of the TV will instantly jump much higher then it normally is and then it will come back down again to normal. This is very distracting and how often it happens varies. It may only happen a few times a movie or it could happen several times a movie. When it does happen the screen could become so bright in my dark room it would hurt my eyes. This is very annoying, extremely distracting and it takes all of the fun and enjoyment out of watching and owning this 3D TV. This is a well documented problem with these TVs if you look in all the right places.
Cons: However Samsung seems unwilling or just out right refusing to acknowledge this problem even exists. If you call customer support they will tell you to turn off one of many options in the TV's menus, set certain picture control options to a different value. However none of this will work and your TVs brightness will still bounce all over the place. Samsung is trying to blame the customer for a fault of their product by telling them if is a problem with their personal TV settings.
Other Thoughts: IF Samsung fixes this problem some day then this will be a great TV that I would be proud of owning. When the TV isn't becoming so bright it makes my eyes bleed it does have wonderful picture quality that is some of the very best I have ever seen. My first set died on me within my return window, if the second TV has this issues I will be returning it for a full refund as others have already done.I can not justify this purchase until this problem is fixed. And this happens on all of Samsung's 2011 'D' series plasma.
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Pros: Fantastic picture, great for my HTPC and home theater.
Cons: not cheap? oh it comes with screws for the stand - 2 types. one of which were supposed to be M4 8mm machine screws but the one i got had 2 sets of screws for the plastic side. Ran to hardware store and picked up the proper ones but poor QC by samsung.
Other Thoughts: I have not used or likely will attempt to use any Smart TV features.
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