For me all I wanted was the 720 P 42".
Getting right down to it, it's just TV for me anyway. I'd be watching DVDs more that TV shows.
I've never paid more than $300 for a TV before and what's being asked today for the Flat Panels is insane.
It costs less, takes less power to run.
I have a Laser printer at home and when it first turns on the ceiling fan lights dim just a bit in the room, so I'm a little sensitive with power consumption.
Sorry for getting on a tangent here, but the average circuit for a room or even rooms in a house is 15 to 20 amps. Typically the constant draw for the circuit breaker should be no more than 40% if it's ratings. If the 50" 1080P draws 395 watts, thats 3 amps, add a receiver and a HTPC add another .75 amps and if there are other lights in the room or in that circuit in other rooms.
Well it doesn't take that much more to approach that .75 to 10 amps.
I'll wait a while for the 42X1 to have a drop in price, hopefully $699, then I'll be interested.
Finally, I've read for any screen 50" and under there is not a noticeable difference between the 720P and 1080P.