Originally Posted by pulsation
That all depends on what you are looking for and what your expectations are. If you are looking for a 1080p LCD you will be hard-pressed to find a better overall model, despite the pillar defect and the HDMI issues. CNET recently rated the 4665 an 8.3 overall, the best flat panel LCD they have reviewed, and that includes the flagship Sony models. With some decent screen calibration, you should be able to hide the uneven backlighting issue, and the HDMI issue really isn't that much of a hassle IMHO. It seems like Samsung will eventually issue a firmware fix for them. On the other hand, if you think you may instead want to go with a plasma instead, I would probably return it and look to see whats available.
God NO... No plasma TV for me!!!
I'm not a rich man and I haven't bought all the newer HDMI technology to go with this TV. Which, I do plan on this in proper timing. The only thing that I have now that has HDMI capability is the DirectTV DVR I have. I'm sure it isn't HDMI 1.3, but it is the best connection that I have at this time. I do have a PC that I suppose I could hookup through DVI-HDMI it isn't really convenient to do so. I could hookup my XBOX360 component, but I don't think that is going to show me what you guys are talking about.
You guys keep talking about Samsung issuing some firmware update. I've updated firmware on PC motherboards and DVD burners and such. I've never had a TV with any high tech capabilities such as firmware updates. So are you all saying that TV technology gotten to the point that updating the firmware is user installable??? Or are we talking like having to have a service technician come out? If we are talking about something that I can do, then I'm much more inclined to work with the set some. I wouldn't want to have to convince some technician to come out and do a firmware update because I want it.
I did do some homework looking at some reviews on LCDs before purchasing. This one seemed to be the ONE.
My wife and I then went and saw it in the store. It was hands down to anything they had on display. Which really help me sell it to my wife. She could even see it without any effort.
So I'm just trying to figure out that while we are rearranging the room and giving it a fresh coat of paint am I sitting on a big goose egg. Am I going to be disappointed when I go to hook all this up and find that I have all these problems with the unit? I do plan to use the HDMI connections heavily when I'm all done. I took the cover off the box but haven't un-wrapped the TV. You all have at least some run time with your units. With firmware, do you feel that these issues can be resolved with just software tweaking? I haven't heard anyone mention if there seems to be a correlation between those with problems and manufacture dates or anything like that. I'm assuming at this point, this is affecting everyone at some point or another.
By the way, what is a "port saver"? And I guess I've got to do some more reading to figure out what "pillar defect" is.