I purchased a Samsung HDTV a couple of years ago. I have been in love with it ever since. The picture is crisp and clear and the sound is actually pretty good for not having a sound system hooked up to it. I had a Sony before I bought this particular set and there is no comparison. The Samsung out performs it on pretty every level except the split screen function. You can only spilt a source and cable tv. I don't have cable tv so the split screen is useless to me. I used to like watching sports and playing COD at the same time. I miss that.
This is what my tv started doing a couple of weeks ago when I first turn it on. It's pretty annoying. Lasts a few minutes at most and then goes away. If I get enough energy I will give the tv a little shake and it fixes itself. It only happens when you first turn it on and goes in spurts.