I can tell you that you will not find any tv over 32" that's not 1080p today. Maybe a few years ago they did 720p in sets over 32" but now 1080 is the standard.
Samsung is the best imho but LG, Sony and sharp are all quality. Vizio is good for a budget price but doesn't have the bells and whistles the other brands have. Any other brand not listed is Chinese off brand garbage.
there is this really small company named PANASONIC...
And Phillips. But I guess they're Chinese companies that produce off-brand garbage.
Read the mania: http://www.fanfiction.net/~nonexistinghero In SA2, it's Super Sonic and Hyper Shadow.