The big, flat screen of my girlfriends TV made me decide to replace my old 32" CRT Sony, which actually has a pretty good picture. I wanted to go bigger, but not too big as my lounge is not huge, ideally full HD for longevity and plenty of connections round the back for non-HD kit (Sky, DVD player etc) and only had a small budget to play with.
It was easy to set up, the xbox looks great through the component HD lead and I'm now getting used to TV on it. This was weird to start with, and has the odd motion blur, but I think the problem is that I am really sitting too close!! DVD's look good, so for films it is great and a huge improvement over the old TV.
The only downside for me is that it shows dust even worse than the old TV, especially the glossy stand.
Glad I bought it, there may be better tv's out there, but for the size,quality and price it would have taken me a lot of time and effort to find one!!