I bought this TV a while ago and while the picture is very good for 60hz, SD television shows are not all that great. I have watched many shows in standard definition because I cannot afford all high definition channels (now I dont have any :( ) but it is still a very good buy if you are in the market for a cheap, affordable, and sturdy tv. I have yet to have any issues with it and I think that is because Samsung generally takes good care of their products and if you have an issue their technical support is excelllent. The 1080p is nice, but if the tv is under 50'' you usually do not need 1080p. 720p is beautiful as well. I have watched blu ray movies and they do look very good. The lighting is bright and the sound of the tv makes the movies good to watch. I do not have a stereo sound system to go along with the tv, but the sound has done me just fine thus far. All in all, it is a good tv, but currently I think there are better tv's in the market for this price.
Chestnut Hill, MA