1. Samsung UN46B8000 46" 1080p LED HDTV
2. Picture quality, input selection, value (price
3. Picture quality is stunning compared to my previous display (a 36" ProScan NTSC tube set, very good in 2000) (but that goes without saying). I'm glad we got the 240 Hz for sports (but of course, we have no 120 Hz equivalent set to compare at home)
4. No complaints so-far, that aren't larger technology issues and not product-specific
5. see #4, and I haven't found anything missing, yet
7. How different normally-watched programs looked, and how different the storytelling is changed by the delivery.
8. No problems so-far
9. Compared to the first color TV my dad bought in the early '60s...adjusted for inflation, why would we even have a discussion about value? This TV experiece is far beyond anything - home or cinema - available then, or for the subsequent 30 years.
10. We have been watching ATSC sources - FiOS HD DVR, upconverted DVD, purchased/ripped Blu Ray and other disks from Popcorn Hour - on my nearly-ten-year-old 36" NTSC tube set. We watch TV shows (from SD news to HD network and cable), movies, and sports (mostly NBA) in a multi-purpose room with lots of activity and light. This set was good enough to show the differences between sources, and many people who came by said that our SD set looked better than their HD set (in most cases, this was pretty much because they were watching SD sources on their HD set when HD sources were available, stretching them to fill the screen, etc.). We have a smaller, old Samsung 32" digital tube set in the bedroom, and we watch HD on computers throughout the house from time to time, but we were saving and waiting for the right set at the right time to upgrade the main set.
This set has the same picture height as our old set, so nothing would look smaller. I compared this Samsung to other brands, and sets that cost more or less, and this seemed the best value.
I bought it locally. I could have saved a little and waited a week, but I decided to go with the local dealer and local support. They would have delivered and unboxed/basic-setup for free, but I threw it in the back of my car and did it myself. After a feat of Superman-like strength moving my old tube set, I threw the new set where the old one was (after making an accomodation for my large M&K center channel speaker that used to just sit on top of the old set, not an option with a set that's 1.2" deep), ran a few short HDMI cables, and turned it on.
HDNet was showing The Music Man...holy cow...my fiance and I were mesmerized. 1080p content - V for Vendetta Blu Ray for example, looked even better. DVDs were ok, of course better than my old set. SD TV was as expected a disappointment. I will connect an antenna in a few days to use the PIP and see if ATSC broadcast is even better. Black levels are great, off-axis viewing is fine, picture quality in mid-day sunlight is fine, this set is great.
I haven't found a way to pass the HDMI source audio through the TV with optical SPDIF to my receiver so it plays DTS and DD; I don't think this is possible but I'm researching it. I'm blaming some intermittent lip sync issues on this (the fact that I am listening to DD directly from my sources to the receiver via their own SPDIF, and watching the picture from my sources directly to the TV via HDMI.
The Internet capabilities of the set are interesting, limited, and a little silly. Not much different from the FiOS Widgets. I haven't yet been able to get DNLA servers working (computers on my home network, network connected hard drive, Samsung i910 Omnia phone, PCH [which works directly connected, anyway] etc.). I'm assuming that since none work, it's just me, and I will eventually figure it out.
We are very happy