It's decision time for me; I've been reading through a lot of threads for several days now, and I am still trying to make up my mind as to what my first HDTV will be. I've decided I want a 42" 1080p LCD, and I've pretty much narrowed it down to the Vizio and Philips models available at Costco. My main reason for this is price, and their anti-reflective screens. I've visited stores and looked at them in person, and feel I would be happy with any of them HD PQ-wise. My main concerns are the features/caveats each has, and I'm hoping some of you out there can lend me a hand.
Here's why I'm considering each:
Pros: I like the no-speaker look, it's my understanding is that it can use discrete input remote codes, and I just read something about better SD in a 2007 thread.
Cons: The full-screen menu, and Issues like self-booting (off and on) and overheating.
Pros: Price, Vizio will continue to do business in this country for a while yet, PiP and PoP might be nice.
Cons: No discrete input or on/off codes, side panel HDMI on the XVT.
60Hz - Price, and the fact that it's a fairly mature technology.
120Hz - Better set for the future, possibly less blurring, etc. Not sure about the frame interpolation modes that are usually included though.
It is my intent to continue to use this TV for quite a while into the future, and I'd like one that will last. I tend to play a lot of games on Wii and 360, watch video feeds, standard DVD's (Blu-ray & PS3 eventually) and broadcast TV.
I'm sure there are other things about these models that I may not be considering, and I'm hoping anyone who's taken the time to read through this will be able to contribute and help me make an intelligent decision.