Hey everyone I understand this is a bit of an odd question as they are two completely different technologies. Whichever TV I end up buying will be used for Xbox 360/DVD/HDTV pretty equally.
I had made up my mind to get the Sony 42" A10.
- It was the price I wanted
- Beautiful picture
- A good number of interface options
- Newer technology could mean more issues
- Replacing $200-300 bulb every 2-3 years
- Not quite as attractive as a flat panel display. But not horrible
My friend then called me while i was on the way to do some pricing and in store research in preparation for the big purchase. He had just purchased the Panasonic TH-42PHD8UK, and got a pretty good deal on it. I also made the championship of my fantasy football league and could find myself coming into an extra $400 - $800 to go towards my purchase.
-Customizable blade selection in 2 slots for inputs
-Flat panel could really unclutter the living room in our new house
-No Speakers. I have have an average sound system that i would be wiring into. I plan on upgrading to a 5.1 system at some point in the future. Not sure when.
-Possible Glare/Reflection issues in the living room depending on where i put it.
Any advice or suggestions are greatly appreciated.