Mine got the pink ribbon issue recently. I had the 4 year best buy black tie protection plan. They came out replaced a board, no fix. Came out again replaced that same board(Y sustain I believe) and a logic board, no fix. They also checked the voltages and they were all within spec. They said they could replace the screen, but decided just to give me a replacement. They offered me an LG 60PA6500 60" plasma currently on sale for $999. It seems to get good reviews on best buy and amazon. But I am starting to wonder if an LED wouldn't be a better option for us.
The TV is wallmounted in our apartment living room, which also has a east/north east facing sliding glass door. It also has a north facing window, but we honestly haven't noticed any glare problems with the samsung. But all that light does make it a bit bright in here during the day. We are no videophiles, but I know plasmas for now are the better picture quality displays. It just seems to me like these LED screens seem so bright and vibrant and my plasma has always seemed a bit dull.
Just not sure which is more important, the bright vivid color of LED or the picture/contrast/blacks of the plasma's.
Best buy said we can upgrade to a better display if we pay the difference, so if I go plasma I might go for the 55 inch Panasonic ST50's. Unfortunately best buy doesn't sell the 60 inch version. But from what i have read this seems to be one of the better plasma displays on the market and has the AR filter. Not sure which LED we would go for if we choose to go that route. Any suggestions?