I think I'm gonna have to change my critera to $500-600 range.
did some shopping, and just not finding anything around 400.
The Sam D550 and Panny E50 both looked like they had some 'digital pixelation' to me. (both 42''s)
If the E5 is a step under the E50 that could be bad news, and I can't find an E5 to look at.
My favorite was the Sam D630 by a good margin. (120hz model, is that the only difference? picture seemed way better to me than D550; 40'' priced $650). This was looking at the 46'' though and the 40'' was not displayed. Does this matter or "should" they be identical?
The LG LK450 had nice PQ at ($476) and the Sony KDL40BX420 seemed to have much better contrast ($530). These are all best buy prices btw, most aren't being directly sold by Amazon, their 3rd parties have them overpriced. If there are any good sellers I'm missing let me know, I generally go with Amazon/Bestbuy/Walmart for most all of my purchases.
What are your thoughts on these models? I'd really love to compare that KDL40BX420 and D630 side by side but of course that's asking too much. D630 is probably nicer but idk about $120 nicer.. I'd have to manage with 2 HDMI, 60hz on the sony.
sony apparently has 8ms response time and 100,000:1 contrast, vs Sam 2ms and 300,000:1? Or is someone putting wrnog info out there