I spent a fair while trying to figure out which TV to go for to replace my old 32" CRT. I didn't want to spend a fortune, but also wanted something half decent. After a fair bit of research, I went for the Samsung Series 5 37" LE37B550, and I was not disappointed.
Delivered the day after ordering, out of the box and working within minutes. Connected up aerial for Freeview, Xbox360, Wii and upscaling DVD player and the picture on all of them is brilliant. Particularly pleased with the optical out for sound - only one cable to my amp, and managed to ditch my scart switch and my freeview box in the process, simplifying my setup.
The picture really is very good, can't comment on sound as I use my surround sound system, but for just over 500 notes you really can't go wrong. Highly recommended!