I'm trying to decide on the same thing. As of right now I like the samsung a lot better. Although there are no standards to measure contrast ratio the sony claims to have a ratio of 18,000:1 and the samsung is at 25,000:1. I have heard(blogs) that sony uses better processors but have not actual seen any ratings or specs of this, so i cant say thats accurate or not. I'd go with the sammy
Please help, I have just purchased (but not yet received the Samsung LNT5271F. The guy in the store (friend of the family) suggested it. I was originally looking at the Sony KDL52XBR4 but he said the Samsung was the way to go. The Sony had been his favorite 52" until the Samsung came in. He said if I would like to switch to the Sony he could do it and it would only be $17 more, but I do not know what to do. Please help.