I could be proven wrong and maybe this will be the year they actually turn it around. Everytime I've considered Samsung in the past for LCD DLP or Plasma, I've been disappointed. I am not a Samsung hater and I have several other Samsung products that I'm happy with. I'm stating my impressions of what I've seen. If this turns out to be a good year for Samsung plasmas, then I'm happy because more good quality sets are always welcome as it raises the bar for what other companies have to do. If you decide to go for the Samsung though, don't preorder it
. Wait until there's some feedback on it. Actually, if I were in the market right now I would wait a month or two anyway just to see what the stop-point for the black level rise in the 2010 Panasonics is. My understanding is that it should still be better than Samsung after the rise.
3-D I still consider in its infantile stages. It looks nice, but not nice enough for me to shell out for something that's still improving.