I had a feeling that might be my response. :) It really is a wash, and I'm having a horrible time deciding. Let me perhaps ask a more general question.
Which manufacturer, Samsung or Philips, in general, has a better reputation for picture quality in LCD panels?
The problem with directly comparing the two, is that I can't find a store that carries both. The only place I've found that carries the Samsung (Circuit City), wasn't even feeding it HD content, so that compounds things as well.
I'm curious what others would do: go with the (IMO) better brand (Samsung) w/the smaller size, or go with bigger screen size in the Philips?