Does Desides still post here? (I think I came across some of his internet battling over at avsforum.com) I am looking at replacing my 37" westinghouse 1080p lcd due to a very fortunate discovery that I have made regarding Sams clubs epic return policy. Therefore I will have about $1050 to spend on a new lcd, and I am thinking the sweet spot will be 40" and have always wanted a samsung I was looking at the LN40a630, a650....Frys has them shipped for $1099 and 1199 respectively... But then my attention was drawn to the LN40A550 (I think this is what Desides has) and it can be had from Amazon for like $849 w/ free shipping, which would leave me some $$ for a sweet entertainment stand thingy... Desides spill the beans on the 550 and will i love it for hd football, ps3 over hdmi, 360 over vga, wii over component...AND is it smart to NOT splurge to get the 120hz 630/650 also do you find yourself using the USB slot ? and can u play vids off of a thumbdrive through that?