We're loving our new LN32D550. It's a keeper!
1. The swivel stand is great for our needs. Can face the screen toward the left so my wife has a good view from her seat at the kitchen counter and then swivel the screen to the right if we want to lie down on the dining room carpet to finish off a movie.
2. The viewing angles are fine. I don't know why the reviewer in the televisioninfo.com review for the LN46D550 (link in post #59) complained about poor viewing angles. I checked side angles and they are fine. I lay on the kitchen floor and looked upward at the screen and that's fine also. Maybe the reviewer had a first version screen? Our LN32D550 has a SQ04 screen.
EDIT: After adjusting for best picture for us, I now notice that viewing angles of about 15 degrees or more (30 degree total cone) does lose the "optimum" picture quality adjustments somewhat. Picture is still bright without getting noticeably darker but is less than "optimum" like when sitting within the 30 degree cone. With my wife sitting on one side of the kitchen counter and me on the other side about 5 feet from the screen, picture quality is great for either of us with the screen swiveled to face between us. Even outside of the 30 degree cone, the picture is good but just not with the "stunning colors" as when within the 30 degree cone.
3. The tuner found a large number of cable digital channels. One example is that our SD channel 12 is the same as the Samsung 82-1 channel number. Is there a website that has cross references from Samsung digital channel numbers to local affiliate channel numbers?
4. When I channel surf using the channel button on the remote, some digital channels come up as "Scrambled channel or weak signal". How can I delete those channels from the channel list? The owner's manual that came with our set is so sparse.
5. I found that when hooking up a PC via a HDMI cable, renaming the D550's HDMI input to "PC" is essential. Our set's default was "DVI" and although the picture looked good, there wasn't any sound. Renaming the HDMI input to "PC" and also, (Very Important), changing the sound output "default" in Windows Vista from "headphones/speakers" to "HDMI" were essential to hearing HDMI sounds from the PC.
6. One big disappointment is how scrolling closed captions are handled. Closed captions on CNN scroll with 3 jerks per line, instead of smoothly like our bedroom LN32A540. Pop-up closed captions are fine since they display 2 lines at once and don't scroll. --- I'm going to have to learn to live with the jerky "scrolling" closed captions though, since I like this LN32D550 so much!
The LOML and I are really happy with our new LN32D550
Thanks Joxer for recommending it to me.