I owe a quick review of my new purchase to this forum, so here it is.
My first HDTV - 46C6300 got it Friday from Amazon....Originally set to buy an LN52B750 but after a few months of following some threads, I decided to buy the 6300....besides Ken's warnings
... JK ... great posts Ken and others, I think most people appreciate your reviews and comments. Before I go further, I must declare that although I'm techie enogh to be in IT, I'm not a HDTV-techie
As for the heated panel debates...I see SQ01 on the back of the TV so this would be an S panel. Our 7-yr old CRT Toshiba sat in a corner because of the room layout and we just put the Samsung in the same place...so the viewing angle ranges 0 to ~30. I also bought a Samsung BluRay player (BD-C6500) to complement this TV (taking a chance)...my thought was to buy a 6300 vs a 6500 and compensate for the lack of some features (built in Wireless, DLNA, Internet@TV, etc) via BD-C6500. I guess I'll soon find out if that was the right decision.
I've spent most of the weekend connecting the 6300, BD-C6500 and our Wii and getting to know the various settings... I am far from being to the point where I feel satisfied with the PQ ... I must say (even though I knew better) I was frustrated that this is not a simply a plug-n-play task. I got rid of the (home video/ soap opera effect by turning off AMP...I tried Ken's settings on the first page but the screen went too dark for me for some scenes. (I can't remember if I turned off AMP or tuned ON Game mode or may be both but ...it worked.) I haven't gotten a chance to see BlueRay yet but I did see some DVDs and watched a couple of movies from Netflix. The Netflix experience was OK ... nothing special even with an HD movie/streaming. DVDs didn't play at 1080p (I do have HDMI connection between the BluRay player and the TV...may be the DVDs can't play at 1080p ?? (need to research that, as well). I think I saw it playing at 1080i. Please tell me it will play BluRay or or HD movies at 1080P
... I don't have/want TV service ... just occasional movies, Wii and some home and work videos/VoDs.
After spending a couple hours troubleshooting why Wii graphics appear so colorless and blurry, I also "discovered" that the Wii needs an HD component cable and not the original cable that comes with it.
When I hooked up my Toshiba laptop with the TV, the screen display was blurry/shadowy at different settings ... I'll now try my Macbook with an mini-display-port-to-HDMI converter and see where I get.
So, as you can imagine from the above, my initial thought is that you should rethink buying this or any HDTV if you are looking for a plug-n-play experience, not a patient person and don't have time or not willing to spend time to learn how to "tweak" HDTVs for best viewing experience.
I have a feeling I'll like this TV quite a bit once we get to know each other well.
Thanks again for all you comments!