Checked out a shit load of tv's and finally found one. the vizio vu42lf, this tv is outstanding for the price. It doesn't have the latest and greatest contrast ratio but that only matters if you like watching tv in the pitch black dark. At 42 inches and 1080p, 1920x1080 the best resolution possible, hdmi and all the other inputs and outputs you could want this is a Great buy for under 1000.00$.