I'm no expert, but I do like to watch a good movie of an evening and I like to do it without breaking the bank. I looked at different reviews for different TVs for quite a while before replacing my well-loved, but now long-in-the tooth Hitachi 42' plasma, bought about 6 years ago. I took delivery of our new Samsung UE46D5520 and although it has only been a few days since I ripped the box open and set it up, all I can say is that I am blown away by the quality of build, the sheer stunning look of the thing and the fabulous colour, contrast and vibrance of the display.
I work at a Mac all day and I have the largest brightest Mac LCD monitor you can get, so although I don't know much about TVs, I guess I think I know what a good picture should look like, and the Samsung does not disappoint. The Samsung is just beautiful. I know that there are bigger TVs (a lot bigger) but for my room the ultra thin ultra flat TV is truly a cinema experience... better even if I'm being honset. And so thin. At 2.7cm... yes that's right... 27mm, it almost looks as if it is too thin to support its own weight. Not that it is heavy, it is incredibly lightweight and I can easily see this being mounted on the wall with just about any suitable bracket. In fact I hope I am not going out on too much of a limb, when I say that this TV is almost a science fiction experience in itself, and that's before you have even turned it on, with the ultra black screen, almost darker than the Stanley Kubrick's 2001 monolith. I have pared it with a mid priced Sony Blu-ray and surround system and so for more or less £1000 in total I have what I think is a brilliant set up. My advice is, forget 3D, that technology is not really market ready yet, save the 3D experience for the cinema where it is almost nearly there, it'll give you headaches anyway, go instead for this, bargain of the century and you will never look back.