The rear panel is comprised of the main A/V connection panel, the lamp access door and the power connection to the right.
The rear connection allows the user to connect two HDMI devices, two component video devices along with three standard analog composite/S-Video sources. You also can hook up a laptop or HTPC and have this TV turn into a 1080P HD computer monitor for viewing downloaded content. Every possible connection is included and is ready to use.
The lamp access door allows home users to swap in a new lamp if the picture starts to fade or darken or if it doesn't turn on at all. All three LEDs on the front panel will blink when a lamp failure is detected. The manual has a full pictorial walkthrough to make the swap as painless as possible. Expect a lamp life of around 1-3 years depending on use and conditions. Lamps can be usually picked up off of ebay for a lot cheaper than your local parts store. Expect a cost of $150-$200 for the replacement. Try to do it yourself and FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS, don't assume you know it already or you will be throwing money out the window due to damage. Calling a repair person to do it will cost you a pretty penny.
Now this is a feature I discovered lately which I absolutely love. Samsung's Wiselink capability allows the user to use their large TV for other uses other than your standard TV tasks.
All you need is a USB2.0 thumbdrive and you can load it up with as many JPEG photos and pictures along with any MP3 songs and you have yourself an interesting presentation tool. All you do is connect the thumbdrive to the side Wiselink connection, press the Wiselink button on the remote control and you are met with the display above.
Once you have entered that, you can choose whether you want to view your photos or listen to your music. In this first example i will want to view some photos I took while in Paris, France a couple years ago.