I would Recommend the Toshiba. I've had the Panny for about 3 weeks now, beautiful TV, dont get me wrong. However the Toshiba offers a few options that the Panny does not... IE, TWO HDMI inputs as opposed to one, as well as the fact that the Panny does NOT supports 720P, however the Toshiba does... I'm purely waiting on my local Video Only to get more of the 34HFX84's in-stock before I do a swap for them.. Just my two cents.
Hey Jedi29-I know we are in this 2 TV world you have created but have you checked out or heard anything about the Philips 34PW8502? I have been looking for reviews and searched for opinions out here but haven't heard much of anything. Maybe it's too new of a model, but BB has a really good price on it right now.
Regarding the two tvs you are considering, I've read more positives on the Toshiba than the Panny.
I would hold off on the new dvd player until you saw how the old one looked with your new tv. You may be surprised. I see little difference in my dvd picture between progressive and interlaced. Further, a good quality interlaced player may look better than a cheap progressive player, particularly if you are going to use 1080i as your display mode (the Toshiba lets you choose between 540p and 1080i for 480p sources, I do not know about the Panny).
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