Originally Posted by vinnie97
A Samsung TV apologist too? Oh no.
Yea, I had one of their LCD sets but when I was converted to Kuro, I never looked back. Of course, ironically, I'll have to in the future when upgrading.
I have a early generation (like 4th or so) 42" Sammy plasma that has been 100% trouble free and I bought it as an open box that someone said it had issues and it was perfect (crackling in the speakers, I think it was just buyers remorse as it was a $4,000 TV that I got for $900 years ago). We have had it for what seems like eons (4-5 years now). I also have a 50" Sammy DLP (sadly not the LED light engine, I missed out on the good deals there) and did have an issue that needed to be repaired, but Sammy was great to work with there. One guy came out and swapped the color wheel which was not the problem, then the next better guy came out and swapped everything else other than the bulb, case, possibly the power supply and the actual DLP chip. All the digital boards are new and that fixed a strange flicker problem in the lower and sometimes upper right side. It turned out that it was some digital board and not the DLP chip that was the issue. I freaked out a little seeing the guy rip it apart and actually remove the DLP chip and have to replace it in the new board. Worked out great though and we have had no new problems (other than those caused my my Comcast Moto cable box. But that is a whole other story). We use this TV a ton and it keeps chugging away. Still on the original bulb and it is like 2.5 years old with tons of use way above the average. I have 2 spares ready and waiting for when it goes. Also eventually my color wheel will possibly go, but I can probably swap that myself having seen it get torn apart twice now. If not I can get the part for not too much and have the tech that eventually fixed the TV do the work for way less than a new TV would run me. I'm only into the TV $100-200 out of my pocket and I think it was supposed to be $1,500 originally. It was purchased with a combination of Sky Miles, Discover Cash Back, and some SkyMiles that I was able to use to travel for work and they paid me what my tickets would have cost them and then I got a ticket for my mother-in-law on Delta and she paid me back making the TV not too much.
I would love a Kuro, but they are way out of my league. Sad that we are all being forced to LCD, but they are starting to finally come around. I still prefer DLP and Plasma over LCD and there are some newer Plasma TVs that are still more stunning than the best LCDs imoHO.