I bought the Vizio model at Walmart at an unbelievable $598 (store grand opening) and it had a bad pixel toward the middle of the screen (very annoying while watching hockey!) and it locked up occasionally on the status screen. I figured it was just a bad set, so went to return it and all they had (and were going to have) was the A0 model, which I didn't want...last years tech. So I'm looking around again. BJs near me has the Vizio so I can buy it there, but I noticed the Philips set which is $100 more, but has a 58" screen. Are Philips TVs of lesser quality than Vizio? $799 is really stretching my budget, so before anyone starts recommending TVs that are more expensive, that's where I'm at.
Any thoughts on the Philips?