Yeah vizio all the way if you do go with a bargian brand though the only 32' vizio i found wasn't very competitively priced so maybe they aren't budget anymore, stay away from brands like westinghouse, dynex, and insignia.
You pay more for a better quality picture though and i would say Sony provides the best picture in the low end with Samsung only falling to second due to their ridiculous obsession with dynamic dimming.
EDIT: After looking at prices, if you dish out for an lg or Philips you might as well move up to a Sony or Samsung for a jump in picture quality. Also Toshiba makes a better budget tv than Philips and Lg, usually at a cheaper price than the Samsung's and Sony's.
Edited by Mik James - 8/20/12 at 6:18pm