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Sharp Aquos LC-37D40U vs Sony Bravia KDL40S2000?

11-30-2006, 12:37 PM
This will be my first HDTV or flat panel purchase and I've narrowed down my choices to one of these two models: the Sharp Aquos LC-37D40U and the Sony Bravia KDL40S2000. For one thing, they are both available (albeit with slightly different model numbers) at Costco, and I have a $1500 store credit to spend there. Here are the pros vs. cons of each, as I see them.

Sharp Aquos LC-37D40U

about $400 cheaper than the Sony
2 HDMI inputs

obviously, it's 3" smaller
i'm not crazy about the black on silver front bezel
tv doesn't swivel

Sony Bravia KDL40S2000

screen is 3" bigger
the stand swivels
i like the silver finish

$400 more expensive
only 1 HDMI input

I honestly can't tell the difference in picture quality. Is there one? I realize it's subjective, but does there seem to be any consensus of opinion? Are there any pros/cons I might be missing?

Thanks in advance for any help or insight you can provide.

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