I keep going back and forth between a Vizio 50" plasma, or the new 47" 1080p LCD, and the Samsung HL-S5088w DLP. Before I drop 2 large on a new set, I thought I'd ask here if the Vizio is worth it. I've looked thru the threads, and have done my due dilligence, but I don't see enthusiastic pro's or con's for the vizios, which is why I've posted here, in this forum.
We'll mostly be watching OTA HD/SD + DishHD. Gaming isn't allowed in the living room, so that's not a consideration. Viewing distance is 9'-11'. Sound will go thru the 5.1 surround system already wired.
The only other consideration is a 4 year old and a 10 mo old who will share the room, and might damage the screen. So more childproofing might actually be a little bit more of a consideration than PQ. (not content, fingerprints, and thrown objects is what I'm conserned about)