The PN51D530 Samsung is very nice. Sharp but smooth picture, bright, accurate colors, good blacks. Supposedly the same panel as upper models but without 3D, internet apps, and extra black filters. Glossy look is nice but glare must be controlled. LG is glossy as well, but LG has had worse IR/ burn in issues and dithering, so I would go Samsung. The Panasonic S30 does not have a full 1080 lines of resolution, so the Samsung would be a better choice in this catergory. Step up to ST30 if you go Panasonic. But for $799, the Samsung 51D530 is a very nice display and a good bang for the buck.