I need some help picking an LCD

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This christmas im buying my dad and his gf an LCD, The max im willing to spend is £1200. Right now im looking at this

Samsung 40" LE40R74BDX/XEU HD Ready IDTV LCD TV

These are the specs: I dont understand a lot of it, but if i want to be avoiding anything, or looking for something better, PLEASE let me know!!

HD Ready: Yes
Panel Type: S-PVA
Colour Gamut: 72%
Resolution:1366x768
Brightness: 500 cd/2
Dynamic Contrast: Yes (5000:1)
Response Time: 8ms
Viewing angle (Degrees): 178°/178°(except 26")
Backlight: CCFL
Colour system: EU Multi
Power: 220V/100-240V(CIS)
Output(Watt): 10W*2
Stereo: A2/NiCAM
Surround: SRS TruSurround XT
Speaker: Sound Waveguide Type
DNIe: Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes
Clock & On/Off timer: Yes
Still Picture: Yes
TTXT: Mega TTX(1000 Page)
Auto Channel Search: Yes
PIP: 1 Tuner
Auto Power Off: Yes
Auto Volume Leveller: Yes
Game Mode: Yes
Languages: EU 21EA
R/F: 1EA
Component(Y/Pb/Pr, L/R): 1EA
Scart: 2EA
S-Video, L/R: No
Headphone: No
Composite, L/R: No
HDMI (+ DVI Audio L/R): 1EA
PC D-sub ( + Mini Stereo ): 1EA
Monitor out, L/R: 1EA
Optical sound out: No
AnyNet (+ L/R): No
RS232C (for Service only): 1EA
Headphone: 1EA
S-Video: 1EA
Composite, L/R: 1EA
Front cabinet: Glossy
Back cabinet: Glossy
Tilt: No
Swivel (left/right): Yes (20°/20°)
Colour: Black
WMT: WMTL4001
Remote: TM86
Batteries: AAA type: 2EA
ANT- Cable: No
Power Cord (1.8M): 1EA
IB: 1EA
Operating: /205(40")
Stand-By: Under 1W
SET(WXHXD) with Stand: 991.5x713x326
SET(WXHXD): 991.5x658.5x87
Weight: 23.8kg

Any Suggestions, Ideas ect are well apreciated! as i would hate to spend this sort of money on something thats not to the prices potential
 
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also i was wondering what the sound is like on these? At the moment they use the poxy speakers on their BUSH tv, which says something.... So these will deffenetly be ok for normal tv watching?
 
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