Well we went out tonight and talked to a Best Buy salesman (younger guy, real helpful) about all the HD stuff. He pretty much confirmed all my research the last few days and what was said here. We almost decided to go with the Sony ($1100 for smaller than we wanted) or a HP ($899 for a 32") but...
We decided to check out Circuit City first. That's where we discovered the LG 32" LCD HDTV (32LC2DU). And since Natasha decided that we'd might as well spend the money to get a nice system, we choose the LG for around $1200, that's with its Monster HDMI cables. For the price and comparison with the Sony's it is really nice and I'm glad we spent the extra money. LG, Sony, and Polaroids seem to be the highest rated LCD's on the market. They are also the most expensive, but the LG's are priced great.
I bought a new LG monitor a few months ago and the quality of it is incredible for movies on my PC. It also makes Vista look awesome. So I knew LG was a good brand.
<img src="http://www.pro-networks.org/main/images/blurb/HDTV3.jpg" align="right">We had a lot of concerns about the ghosting of LCD's and the speed lagging issue. That's one reason we originally almost went with a smaller 27" Sony. Sony apparently has a new technology which keeps lag and ghosting to a unnoticeable min. The LG's reviewers online gave it a thumbs up for similar technology. Here's the official specs:
LG Model: 32LC2DU