Summary: I did quite a bit of research before buying and HD TV also. I bought it a couple days before Thanksgiving at Costco on sale for $1199. I am very happy with the TV, and it is an "S" panel. I was a little concerned about the 60 vs 120hz, but the picture is beautiful. I like the fact that Costco has great customer service and doubles the 1 yr warranty. The Samsung LN46A540 suits me just fine and I'm satisfied with my decision to buy this TV.
Summary: Bought this TV after a lot of research and am very happy with the product. I love the deep blacks and the rich colors in the picture. Sound quality is average, but probably not enough to lower the rating of this TV. Note that the screen is glossy, and it does reflect light from the room ! Overall a very solid TV, and highly recommended !
Summary: I bought this TV from Costco online this Thanksgiving. Just got it today and have it installed. I have to say it is definitely an amazing TV. It has the USB input some of the higher series have. Also, by comparing it to A650, I would say that the 60Hz is actually not bad at all. I am so glad to get it and totally thrilled.
Summary: I bought this TV after a lot of research and deliberation. I saw the LN46A540 at Costco and I liked it. But at the same time I realized that this TV didn't have the 120Hz feature. Prior to that I had talked to the sales guys at Circuit City and Best Buy and they had told me that Auto motion plus was really worth spending my money on. So when a friend of mine bought the LN46A650, I borrowed it from him for a few days.
Summary: I have this TV for one week now and all I can tell you is that Im glad that I purchased it.I looked at the Sony,Sharp,LG and Toshiba models at numerous stores and the Samsung looked better than all of them.At home it performs beautifully and with the blu-ray player it is extraordinary. A few family members own the sony KD series and they admit that the Samsungs picture is better..
Summary: I just bought the Samsung LN46A540 a week ago and I am more than happy with it. I struggled between this one and the 650 but I don't like the TOC red on the 6 & 7 series. The 540 has the same ultra clear panel as the 6 & 7 series but is a 60hz with 35,000 dynamic contrast ratio compared to 120 hz & 50,000 on the 6 & 7 series. The difference is not noticable to me and the piano black case is elegant. For the best quality picture get a HDMI box from your cable provider.