643 posts in this thread, 93% of them are discussing the really bad geometry issues with the slimfit's and people reading this are still considering buying one. (For extremely high prices too!)
For anybody that does pick one up, I wish you the best of luck with the purchase. I truly hope you get one that you're happy with. If you feel any doubt about the set after you get it into your house, do yourself a favor and bring it back ASAP.
I was lucky to have a manager at the store that was understanding of my situation with my set (Color Blotches and HORRIBLE geometry on 3079WH). Even though I was over two weeks past the 30 day return policy, he agreed to take the set back. I ended up getting the full 699 back plus the tax (no restocking fees) as a refund and not a store credit.
After having a DVE disc on the TV, I realize how much the geometry could be screwed up on a tube. For that reason alone, I am going with a panel set.... if I buy an LCD, I will stress over the blurring issues and for that reason, I am going with a plasma.
It has been a bitter sweet relationship with the Samsung. The HD pictures through cable are wonderful, however if there are any kinds of straight lines in the picture, that's when the geometry rears it's ugly head. I couldn't sit through a tv show or a movie without looking for distortion somewhere in the picture, if it was not the geometry stressing me out, it was the color blotches in the corner. The sad part is that I had a store tech come to my home and tell me that mine was one of the best one's (slimfit) that he's seen.
If you can afford the extra depth, look into the Sony 30xs955, apparently they're highly recommended and can "probably" be obtained for the same price that I paid for my slimfit.