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I was going to upgrade to 2011. Went on line to order it, read the reviews and was so scared by the vendor issue, storage issue, fees, pop up ads and messages, etc. that I have decided not to upgrade. I will have my admin assitant research and install alternate software for my consulting business. My accounting firm expressed many of the same frustrations, just wanted to confirm them for myself. This information makes Microsoft seem like good guys!
It's only a day or two old so this is a first-impressions review. As others have said, sharp picture, and clear, easy-to-use interface. Simple, very well-laid out remote control. I bought mine to replace a similar Samsung "Smart" TV which is actually too smart for its own good -- the TV's "Anynet" HDMI functions did not play nice with the similar functions on my Yamaha receiver at the heart of my home entertainment system, and no mediation seemed to help. No problem with this TV. (After several bad experiences, I now buy only panels with no "smart" functions, and just plug in a Chromecast or Roku stick if I want those functions, at much greater speed and easy operability/upgradeability, than having a wasted chip inside my TV.) Major word to the wise for wall installers: The 42 inch model (I have not seen the others) has a funky rear panel layout, with most of the TV's essential inputs just off dead-center (both in height and width) in the back of the unit. Many standard TV wall mounts (mine is a VideoSecu, with two-joint arm) with a solid, 200 x 200 plate in the center will block most or all of the inputs *completely.* I had to McGyver mine to mount it slightly off center, which meant foregoing a couple of screws in various places. This isn't an option with many mounts. But I did get it to work. Note that for its size, this set is actually very light, well below the weight limit of most TV mounts, so I'm not exactly worried about it falling off the wall.