If you are placing the TV in a living room or area where there will likely be daylight entering the room, or you like of have a fair amount od lighting in the room, LCD is probably best and easiest to cope with and will deliver a crisp, high contrast and bright image.
It depends on your budget, but LG, Sony, and Samsung have good models.
For LG the LK520 is a great buy in 42" and 47". As is the LK 60HZ models.
For Sony the NX720 is a very nice TV and priced higher in similar 40" to 46" sizes.
Samsung has some models, but quality seems to be hit and miss with many of the 2011 models.
And, you can get your HDMI and other cables online from Monoprice.com or Amazon has Media Bridge cables. . . . both of which will be probably well under $15 to $20 per cable. And... high quality. I would give the nod to Amazon.. . . so far I have been well pleased with Media Bridge cables. . . Monoprice has good ones too..... but I don;t care for some of the "mess" cable covering on some of them.