i wanted to report back in... i got the minoHD Flip camera. It shoots 1280x720 MP4 w/ aac.

It has a USB connection, and i've plugged it directly into the USB(HDD) port of my Samsung 46B630 TV, and....it works! The Media Play 2.0 software detects the camera and is able to access and play all the individual files in HD. pretty neat.