I still like the PS3. I've never had a need to think about anything else for gaming. I wish it had succeeded in being a very good media player as well. In the end we bought a Boxee and the PS3 is no longer used as a media centre.
I thought Samsung was the go these days for TVs though. When it came to buying one, I felt that the Sonys had put a premium on the name hoping that the name itself was sufficient differentiator.