Millerwill - Can you Quantify your remarks with OBJECTIVE numbers?
I would guess the only one that could would be TVA as they are shipping the quantity and tracking DOA's or other returnable warranty issues. I see your an engineer and yet you take subjective comments and no comparative numbers to make such a statement. Is Samsung responsible for third party screwing up shipping or damage to the product? That's a shipping event not the manufacturer.
Yes, issues are posted but there are hundreds of people taking delivery on these sets that are posting nothing. To be honest I sure would like to see TVA post the Shipments/Received and Warranty issues rather than subjective statements. I have a 6768 on the horizon and would like to see those numbers because the people most likely to VENT are those with a bad experience. Yes, it concerns me but this has occurred with every model of TV I've seen on this Forum the past 8 months I've been here. Many of the happy folks don't give any feedback or some people just come in here for advice and then we never hear anything again until something goes haywire.
Would be nice if TVA could put our minds at ease with real numbers though. Some of these issues being posted are old news and BS too bad I can't blame Samsung for not making the coffee when I wake either. Legacy engineering (especially for a third party device) creates Legacy liability and Samsung is smart to stay away from trying to make this TV compliant with everything on the planet - how could they be responsible for someone using an outdated AVR that isn't their product or people that may not be connecting the cables correctly or using s-video and such?
If you think this is so bad you should have seen the JVC PB - we couldn't get but a few reviews after weeks and most postings weren't very good but with this PB I have 12 pages of glowing/positve reviews copied to get rid of the chatter in between. I'm more concerned with the screw-ups with the shippers than anything else. Besides got a 5 star warranty to return if it's screwed up and won't hesitate.
Hey! - TVA how are the Numbers of SHipments versus Warranty/DOA's?