So I ended up getting a new Sony KDL-55HX800. I had been looking for a new TV for a while and Best Buy had a really good deal for a beautiful 3d Sony TV with a free PS3 and two pair of 3D glasses for basically half off. Got it all hooked up and calibrated and the quality is crazy. I’d compare it to the difference between my really old crt and an lcd hdtv. Great color and contrast. 3d is solid too. It does use polarized glasses to avoid a flicker but limits 3d to horizontal viewing. Overall I like it a lot better than comparable Samsung.