Greetings, it's been awhile but my last purchase was based on the great info picked up right here. My Toshiba 16X9" Direct View has been great these last few years. Had a yoke adjustment done by an authorized service man and it has been a real joy! It's time to buy another direct view 16X9 HD ready set for my son. Like the fellow before, he has worked and saved 2000.00 for last two years. Amazing! Put me in with the poor folks with credit card debt but no real dough. Have read a lot about the technical data on the Samsung Direct View 16X9 but how is the picture quality? The 30" screen will be perfect but does it compare favorable to the Toshiba or Panny for just plain subjective viewing. I know it is a real personal thing but if anybody has any info I would be very grateful. I plan on getting back into the forum and helping others as we go along.