I just bought the philips (42ta648bx) from costco, and it's going back to costco... it sucks! At first I thought the setup process was kinda cool, and it found a whole bunch of unencrypted qam available to me... then it showed me the picture. The setup chose (based on "my preferences") settings not even close to what I wanted, so I had to manually change everything it set for me. Both analog and digital tuners presented a pixelrific image from hell, as channels that were very clear on other televisions I've used were hardly more than colored blocks on the philips. Even when connected to my xbox360 @1080p the image wasn't even nearly as good as what I get from my mitsubishi hc1500 front projector (which is only 720p, and being blown up to 92" ON MY WALL since the screen still has yet to arrive). Light bleeding on all corners was also present, making the "blacks" look washed out. So, while I can't say which television to buy, I can say NOT to buy the phillips. Hope that helps.