Read the blurb above and its total CRAP...the reviewer used the "look" of it as his form of measurement...i'll rely on true review sites
Mmatter.....Samsungs are usually aesthetically pleasing to lure people into buying their sets, however some are just that good, so do your research...
Once again folks, please check out the following review sites:
First of all, it was asked if anyone could actually tell the difference between 1080p and 720p, so I pointed him to a small portion of a review that discussed what you would see when comparing the two. It's hard for most people to understand a very technical review and this one points out what the average person would notice, in simple language. If you want some fairly indepth information about almost any HDTV check out www.avsforum.com, a great place for researching every aspect of an audio/video purchase.
As for a 1080p in the $1500 - $1800 range, you should not have a problem finding one in the size you are looking for if you are ok with a DLP tv. You can't hang them on the wall, but the price/quality ratio is great, and you can definately find something in the 40-50in range for that price. Like I said earlier, i found the Mitsubishi 62627, 62 in display for $1500 at Fry's Electronics this last Columbus Day weekend, and I almost bought the Samsung that was posted on the front page of this website ( Samsung HL-S5687W 56" 1080p DLP HDTV - $1,999.99 Shipped ). Those are both much larger than what are you are looking for and are close to the upper range of your budget. To be honest, I am looking into buying a DLP display, so I cannot give you pricing information for plasma or LCD displays, but in the 40-50 in range, if you dont want a DLP, a plasma display is your best bet.