I spent a lot of time comparing LCD, LED and Plasma and decided on the Plasma because the industry has done a good job overcoming some of their previous problems. I’m so glad I made that choice. We chose Samsung because we'd had one before and really liked the quality.
This is the “E”, 2012 version of the “D” from 2011, which has gotten very good reviews.
The picture is crisp, colors are vibrant, black is so BLACK! The on-screen set up is easy, the menu system is simple and just about anyone can figure it out without much help from the directions. The commands are logical and the options for sound and picture dynamics work well for HD, digital or standard cable incoming signals, which is great since we get all three in our area. Don’t be dissuaded by the 720p; it give great picture quality. We had a 1080p and at this size (51”) we see no difference, it’s a non-issue. Several people have said that, in on-line reviews, and they are right, I’m glad we listened to them.
The only minor issue is the shiny screen; if a lamp is on in the room you may see it reflected in the screen. Watch TV with the lights off and it’s not a problem at all.
The weight is less than 50 lb. making it easy to set up. It comes with a plastic stand that seems flimsy as you put it together but it’s not, and it’s perfectly capable of holding the television securely and looks great once assembled with a Phillips head screwdriver and the 8 screws that come with it.