The Nook HD (and its big brother the Nook HD+, which is the one I have) has an unlocked bootloader, which is handy for if you tire of the Nook OS fork of Android (which, if you're used to stock Android, you probably will), and want to install a custom ROM.
I don't know if it's just my crappy luck, or what, but between a TV and a monitor, from Westinghouse, I've spent more time on the phone with them than any one person should have to. I'm done w/ them, so take that "good, dependable" bit with a grain of salt.
My 32 inch westinghouse from 5 years ago has better image quality than some samsung televisions I see. Just because it has samsung on the front of it does not suddenly make it better. I'll admit Samsung has some nice products and I use some of them, but come on. Bias much?