There are differences in price from online to online retailer in any given model hdtv and the cheaper the price, the more defectives seem to appear in the website of the online retailer's customer reviews. Samsung is not really known for using the same manufacurer for it's LCD monitors, I've read, and the 2010 (C series) both CCFL and LED back lit types have had many mechanical and electrical defects which have been solved in the 2011 (D series) models. However, the 2D and standard definition picture is not as good as in the C series. I've heard that it's because Samsung is making their LCD tv's more cheaply as time goes on and that the 3D and features are improving - more gimmicks, less beef. Any experience of whom I can be reasonably safe to buy last years model LCD tv or any thoughts in general about the picture quality of this years model LCD tvs?