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!
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