I have read a number of articles claiming that the Samsung's will be a hot item. CNET claimed it will be hot, ZDnet said it will be hot and one other (can't remember). Only one of those mentioned the price needs to come down. Even POC mentioned it in their top holiday gift list
(and they base their list on 'analytics'), given their mention was short and sweet and emphasized on the price. Personally I think the price is nuts and has to go WAY down.........not just "down". Don't get me wrong, it's a really nice TV, but I could never spend that much
I'd rather wait for the LG to drop as it's price will reach 'reasonable' a lot quicker than Samsung's will. I trust the Samsung brand over just about everything right now..........just not at that price.