Yes, toshiba is typically reliable. If you've had problems with the same model twice, I wouldn't recommend going with that same model again. LG has also been around for a long time. I'm not absolutely sure about their TVs but I'd be willing to say they are a safe bet.
I have a tiny 32" Westinghouse 32w3. I have had no problems and have nothing but positive things to say about it. I would honestly recommend buying a Westinghouse. You will get more screen size for the buck and it's a reliable company. They have good customer reports and start offering full HD at 37" screens with excellent results. the only thing I've heard bad about them is some people say the black level isn't as deep as other brands that cost $300-$400 more for the same screen size. But if you're not that picky and you have a budget, then I wouldn't worry about the black level. Like I said, I don't have any complaints.
Maybe I'm just going out on a limb, but I'd trust a company that makes nuclear reactors(westinghouse) over a company that makes cell-phones(lg)
They are all good brands. I've heard some issues about Samsung and Sony is a little pricey. But that's just my $.02
Good luck on the hunt.
I need help trying to find a good reliable LCD TV in the range of $1300-$1600
I bought the new Toshiba Regza 42in and ahd to return it twice, because when the screen was completly black it had some kind of white cloud shapes, I tried to test it watching the movie Doom which is prrety dark and the second TV was actyally worse than the first one, my wife loved the TV, I mean overall it had very good picture quality, but I guess those bright lights bother me.
Do you guys know of a brand that doesn't have this issue? I read that some sony models have the same issue.
Now my wife wants me to get the same TV, since looks like this clouding effect is in all LCDs, Is this a true statement?
Is Toshiba a good decent brand? Is LG better than Toshiba?