Analysis paralysis. We've all been there as noobs, and even some not so noobs. Just take the plunge. There is no perfect TV, and as the other's have said....it's just a TV.
Youve gotten excellent advice from 3 well informed AVS Forum members. You cant be doing too badly.
I think that Samsung 40EH5000 should do you well, no matter which panel you get. There is a lot to like about it, and it fit's well with your needs. The Panasonic Blu Ray player will give you WiFi, Internet Streaming, and Blu-Ray and DVD as alternative sources. A great combo.
Just get them and start enjoying!
Epson 8350 / Panasonic AX-200u / Optoma Graywolf 92" / Draper Luma 92"
Samsung 51F8500 / Panasonic P50ST60 / Vizio P502ui-B1 / Sony 50W700B LCD
Sony S790 / Panasonic BDT-220 / Roku 2 XS & Roku 2
Samsung F550 / Speakercraft CS3 / Yamaha YAS-105