While I am getting a warranty, the VT50 has been on the market for a good amount of time so I expect there to be a new model released in the coming months (perhaps shown at CES in Jan?).
Amazon is running a deal right now for $500 gift card with the purchase so that usually means clearing stock.
@ Ambroos - I have a few bluray players... (PS3, 3d Sony, and a 3d Panasonic) - everything goes through a receiver so I havent run into any handshake issues and rarely use the CEC features since my primary remote is the one for my cablebox. Going to read some more reviews on the Samsung/Sony LEDs and also check out some of the plasmas from Samsung before I order.
Thanks everyone for your input so far.