Just got my PN60E550 today and have had it running for a few hours now. First impressions:
On first start-up everything was smooth and simple. The TV set itself up, found my network instantly, did a firmware update, scanned my OTA channels and went right to the antenna after ward. Great pic right off!
There is zero buzz. I stuck my head behind the set and can't even hear a hum! Cool!
The picture seems brighter, clearer and crisper than our old PN58B650 (and we absolutely loved that set). Don't know if it's because the 650 is old, the 550 is new or both? But the 550 is definitely better.
I don't seem to have an issue with glare at all? Our living room has 2 patio doors and 2 windows and the 550 doesn't look any different than the 650 and the 650 I had what, 2 layers of coating?
As much as I bitched about it, the 3D is pretty cool. So far I just turned on People's Court for something standard to look at. And the 3D effect was very good. At first I saw a very annoying flicker for a few seconds, but then it just went away and things were good. Watched for a awhile, then flicked around other channels to check it out. All good! Waiting now to watch a 3D blu-ray!
The streaming is awesome. So far I set up our Netflix and Hulu accounts and everything works faster than our Roku's, which we were fine with. I was quiite surprised to see that the built-in Wi-fi runs at the faster 300Mbps (5 Ghz) speed also?
For those with older Samsungs too, the learning curve for the new menu's and picks was pretty fast. I only had to search around twice for certain settings. I used my old B650 settings for this and they seem to produce the same picture (as far as brightness, contrast, cell, etc.).
I now have the 120 break-in slides running and the screen looks totally uniform. No light or dark spots or anything?
This is all for now. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it stays this way! Edited by Straybeat - 8/23/12 at 1:04pm