Hi there, first post so bear with me! We are about to buy a new TV and are between the above 2. The Samsung is about £150 cheaper and seems to be as good, if not better in spec - i'm no expert though. The plus for the Panasonic is that we have a PAnasonic DVD HDD Freeview recorder so the possibility of only having to use one remote appeals to my other half. But is the Panasonic really £150 better, aside from the lazy remote issue? Cheers, S.