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Thanks very much for your reply.

Quick question. The retailer is offering extended coverage, beyond the first year. The first year is with Samsung, the others with the retailer. Do you think it's worth the extra expense?

In terms of wallmounting brackets, is there a brand you recommend? Something that articulates isn't really necessary, but if you have any suggestions. Our wall would need to support the bracket + the panel, so I'm guessing the mount has to be fairly robust.

Thanks!

I haven't had any issues with the 5500 (fingers crossed), but I had the notorious pink banding issue with my c7000. We got an extended warranty and very glad we did so since the panel was replaced twice before they finally gave us the 5500. Out of warranty, the panel is about $1k for a replacement so a few hundred dollars for the warranty was worth it.

As far as mounts go, I did a live online chat with monoprice. Gave them the model # of my tv and they recommended a mount. Worked out great!


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Thanks for the advice.

Thinking about picking this up today, but had a few more questions:

1.Other than size, purely from a PQ perspective, how does this set differ from the PN42C450 or B450?

2. I've read a lot about this pentile display matrix. Is this actually a big deal and does it impact image quality? It's not clear if this is actually an issue or not.

3. What is the latest firmware for the panel? According to Samsung Canada it is: VERSION : 2206.3 / 2015.02.04

4. For gaming, how does this set perform?

I think the concern is while it may be bigger, we may be losing something.

Thanks in advance.
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Thanks for the advice.

Thinking about picking this up today, but had a few more questions:

1.Other than size, purely from a PQ perspective, how does this set differ from the PN42C450 or B450?

2. I've read a lot about this pentile display matrix. Is this actually a big deal and does it impact image quality? It's not clear if this is actually an issue or not.

3. What is the latest firmware for the panel? According to Samsung Canada it is: VERSION : 2206.3 / 2015.02.04

4. For gaming, how does this set perform?

I think the concern is while it may be bigger, we may be losing something.

Thanks in advance.
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1. I had a c550 briefly and the c7000 I traded it for was much better. The 5500 is as good if not better than the c7000 IMO

2. I don't notice it unless I'm within a couple of feet of it, great pic from normal viewing distance.

3. Don't know

4. Works great with my PS3


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Many thanks.

Picked up the set. Took a bit of setting up. Used SuperLeo's settings, but lowered Contrast to 70 and Cell Light to 12 to start.

Very impressed. Don't notice the pentile issue, but there is a slight buzz from the set, but with the volume up, it's hardly noticeable. The stand is annoying and a silly design, compared to previous Samsung panels. Thought there would be enough depth on the shelf (at 15"), but the legs in the rear stick out ever so slightly, resting only on the shelf's support structure. Will get a board that is longer than the shelf and sit the the TV on that.

Had to disable most SMART features, but there is one I can't figure out. Periodically, a notification pops up that some Samsung feature is ending. Very annoying.

Is there any way to disable notifications entirely?

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