After living with the tosh 52 for about 7 weeks I finally had enough and took the set back. While I was there I noticed a shiny samsung for about £200 more so I thought I would give it a go. First observation - it is bl**dy heavy!! I guess with the toshiba the weight is split with the stand, but I would be interested in comparing the weight of the tosh + stand and the sammy. Next we found we didn't get the glass stand. I presumed it would be in the (huge) box, but wasn't so that was a bummer. 48 mile round trip to pick up stand was on the cards! Once it was in place it is a damned sight less imposing than the tosh. I know it is 2in smaller, but the tosh looked like a monolith in the corner, big and brooding! This is elegant and attractive. I like the black surround as well, I think it frames the image well. The controls on the stand remind me of a star trek instrument panel - very cool! The stand can be distracting, but I guess that is because it is new. Final initial observations is that the fan is a lot noisier than the tosh, in fact with no sound it is loud. You go to the ends of the earth to get a virtually silent HTPC and the the telly you buy sounds like a hair drier! (a bit of an exaggeration!) But down to the important stuff. With hi-def stuff it is as expected, simply superb. With normal DVD it is fantastic and with terrestrial it is good. Compare that with the tosh where hi-def is superb, DVD is good and terrestrial is absolutely awful. I experienced smearing with pans and the oily face phenomena with the tosh. Also I really suffer from rainbows, but it doesn't bother me. The tosh had a lot of rainbows in dark scenes, and they were pronounced and large. These three problems were the reason I returned it. On the sammy the smearing hasn't been seen after 4 days of viewing. The oily face does happen, but very small amounts and not very often - I am sensitised to it and I'm sure I would not notice had I not been subjected to the tosh. Finally rainbows are much reduced. Very infrequent and smaller - but as I say, I am very sensitive to them. The main problem I have found is the HDMI input from my HTPC gives a worse picture than VGA. This is frustrating and a little disappointing. What is interesting is the HTPC correctly identified the sammy but didn't get any info from the tosh. Teletext is better, with a split screen rather than superimposed and it also has Picture in picture. Channel changing is much much faster, but one feature missing which I loved on the tosh is you can select an input rather than scrolling through them one by one. Very useful when you have 1,2,3,4,5,7,HDMI,PC,AV1,AV2,AV3. A simple feature that saves a lot of frustration. After collecting my stand (only one - is that right?) and installing my components the set looks very nice. I live in a old farm house and I was worried it would look out of place, but it looks gorgeous. I've got the option to return the set, but I will keep it as I am very impressed. I got the wow factor that was simply not there when I installed the tosh. When we bought the tosh, I unpacked it, calmed my wife and said we would get used to the huge size!! and sat back reading to be blown away. The first thing both my wife and I said was the quality of the display was terrible, a step backward from our 40in RPTV. We both got used to the display but after I watch the 40in RPTV again last week I realised we were making do with a poor quality set. I'm a happy bunny and glad to see the back of the tosh!