With so many people on this board giving samsung and their TV's a bad rap? I see a lot of people on here who are die hard panasonic fans, yet when i look at my 50" 3D samsung C680, I honestly can say that the panasonic tv's (S, ST, GT, and even VT) do not have the vibrant colors that the equivalent samsungs have. Picture color, to my untrained eye, is a crucial part of the viewing experience, and to me, its not even a contest between the two brands. Sure, black levels may be slightly better on the Panasonic, but 99% of people wont notice that, they will notice the popping colors first.
Also, in regards to customer service, Samsung has been nothing short of fantastic for me. I had 1 dead pixel which i noticed since im very picky about my sets. I called them and was on the phone with a rep for 5 minutes. She told me she is immediately sending out a samsung tech to replace the whole tv at my house, free of all charges. That shows me that the company backs what they put out, and normally, 1 dead pixel out of how many millions that are on a 1080P 50" set, is normally not going to be replaced and is considered a non issue.
So, tell me why samsung sets are so "inferior" to panasonic? I always see people asking what to get and 90% of the people say "panasonic" without any regard for the persons preferences or budget.