I am currently in the market for a new 42" 3D TV.
I have given myself a fairly flexible budget (as I have done a nice little bit of overtime the last couple of months) with a top end of £700.
I've uhm'd and ah'd over plasma or LED, Active or Passive and originally I thought I had decided on the Panasonic 42ST30B (£505) or 42GT30B (£700), and even though they look good and the ST is a great price and the GT a good price (also What Hifis TV of the Year 2011) they are still quite power hungry, but the biggest put off was how hot the front of the screen got under use, also being a glasses wearer I had a go of the different glasses and found the lightness of the passive glasses to be a great advantage, so I now believe I have decided to settle on LED and passive.
With this in mind I was looking at the LG sets, mainly the 42LW550T (£515) and 42LW650T (£680) models.
However I was in Currys earlier today doing some window shopping and saw the 42LM620T and JL are selling it with a 5 year warranty for the same price as everywhere else (£700), so this is my current front runner.
I have also been looking at the Samsung UE40D6530 (£650) but the 3D is reported to be poor, and the Toshiba 42VL863B (£600) because I have been extremely happy with my current Toshiba, but the blacks are reported to be poor.
So I suppose really what I am asking is does anyone have any experience with any of these sets and is it worth spending the extra for the 620T over the 550T, for a nicer bezel, newer model etc etc?
Also happy to hear of any other models people would recommend.