Yeah Samsung makes some great LCD's. Them and Sony even went into the panel business together so thats another reason to look at them if considering a Sony. I have had three Samsung LCDs and there damn amazing. They throw so many features in them its crazy. There also great as PC monitors if you can live with 1360X768 which is just about right.
If they have the LN-T series in the UK definitely check them out. There fairly cheap these days and the build quality and features are great.