I just had to buy a new set this weekend after my Pany CT32HX42F died on me. Luckily I had been looking at LCD's for a while so it did not take me much time to buy something. I basically had 2 choices due to my size contraints. It came down to these 2 models. I purchased the Sharp and have had it since Sat. The picture compared to my tube HDTV is significant, but I have to ask if I should go with the Sony. It happened to be next to the Sharp on the wall for the same price ($999). The contrast difference was noticeable, but I was in bang for the buck mode and opted for the 42". Should I reconsider? I'm using component now and will not have a blu-ray any time soon at the location. Thanks.