Looking to pick up a 42" LED TV and I've narrowed it down to these two choices:
Panasonic TC-L42E50, 120HZ Smart TV currently on sale for $579
Sony KDL-42EX440, 60HZ currently on sale for $548
Price difference is obviously negligible.
I like that the Panny is 120 HZ. Smart TV doesn't matter much to me at all but I suppose it couldn't hurt. I am aware that the E50 is "wireless ready" and thus requires an extra part to connect wirelessly. This isn't a big issue for me at the moment as my TV will be very close to my internet hub.
My concern with the Panny is that the black levels are reportedly not very good.
I saw the Sony in store and thought it looked great. There have been some reports of uniformity issues though, and this is what I am absolutely hoping to avoid to the greatest extent possible. Also concerned about it only being 60HZ, but it doesn't seem that anyone has reported problems with this. It's pretty bare bones as far as features go but all I'm looking for is a great picture.
Anyone have some thoughts to share on this subject? I've searched around AVSForums on these sets and found some helpful information, but I'm just curious if anyone has compared them side-by-side or has had experience with both.