Originally Posted by bob_m10
Interesting points, is the Samsung quality your opinion or is that also in the various pro/reviews? What I have read in C/Net or CR Samsung seems to do ok.
I think Steve's opinion is the same as many of us who have been on this Forum for years and have seen Samsung's quality decline while their sales continue to rise. Perhaps it's the problems inherent with edge-lit LED technology or perhaps it's corporate greed, but whatever it is, it's still true. I have two Samsungs that are 3 and 4 years old, respectively, and they still have fabulous picture quality. However, my newest bedroom TV is a Sony KDL-40EX640 that I am very satisfied with. But, being edge-lit, there are a few nearly imperceptible screen flaws when there is a black screen being displayed. One of my sons has two brand new Samsungs in his house (bought at the same time) and they are very good but certainly not perfect.
So, the bottom line is, yes Samsung does "ok" but those of us who remember really good quality just aren't quite satisfied with merely "ok." Maybe we should be, after all, "It's just a frickin' TV."
Oh, P.S. Steve S sells TVs so he of all people on this forum knows what he's talking about.