Summary: I bought my first Samsung HLS 5087W on March 6, 2007 from one of the well know "big box" Stores. I chose this model because its picture was far superior to any of the other models in its price range. I took a chance, however, and bought returned "open box" TV, saving a few hundred bucks in the process. The salesman assured me that the set had been gone over thoroughly before it was put back on sale.
Summary: Yes, the picture is fantastic. Yes, the cabinet and connections are great. BUT... I received this TV on 9/22/06 in a broken condition. It makes a hideous noise from the back of the unit that sounds like a hard disk drive that is ready to self-destruct. Amazons policy is that once you take delivery of a large screen TV, you cannot send it back. Samsung cannot find a service center that is willing to work on this TV because I live in a rural area.