I received my replacement tv this morning, chose the 60" Plasma for $800... I didn't have much time to test but looks good and delivery team did a quick and great job. They picked up my old 56" which was rapidly failing to turn on the past week, so I'm happy.
Here's the options as I received them from Samsung. I was not charged tax:
UN60F7500AFXZA 2013 model for out of warranty fee of $1000.00
UN60F8000BFXZA for out of warranty fee of $1200.00
PLASMA PN60F8500AFXZA for out of warranty fee of $800.00
I was told the LCD 60 (8000) was out of stock and I would have had to call back on the 17th to start the process again, I'm happy with the Plasma choice and extremely hard to beat the price.
Best of luck to others with the Samsungs. I have someone that works for me with a Mitsubishi DLP from that time frame and he said his TV recently dropped picture... same capacitor issue I would bet.