Re: new tv for me!! help me decide!!
When I was watching The Maltese Falcon (B & W) on my friends Samsung 55" LED LCD I was not impressed by some "blotchy" effects from the edge lighting and also when there were dark scenes that have extensive gray scale. The Samsung overly darkened the black, which prevented the closest pixels from having proper gray gradations, giving it a blue-black effect. I am confident in the next couple of years they will improve the backlighting--maybe a combination of backlighting and edge lighting.
On color viewing the dialed in picture was mostly excellent. I still prefer the Pioneer Elite 50" and 60" plasma's, as does just about every professional reviewer.