Philips for 4,500 dolars? Are you sure it wasn't some Chinese brand? Best also has cheaper 32 inches, like 8,000 bucks for Japanese brands. But apparently the quality varies quite considerably.
I think I will buy a 37 inches. It looks nicer lah, and it's quite bigger. 42 inches I probably don't need.
One problem with the Sharp 37AX3h is that I can't attach it to the computer, and I will be watching movies through the PCCW 'now' stuff (or what is it called?).
At Fortress (but I think Best is cheaper) I found the
Toshiba 37wl567j for 12,980
Toshiba 37wl66e for 13,800
Sharp lc37g1h for 13,980
they also had a LG e42pcirr for 14,500, but it has a plasma screen, that the seller said is not as good. I didn't really find my difference. It's only 1,000 bucks more than the others, and it's 42 inches!