It's better as the software may protect the system better but it's YOUR BUCKS. I'd avoid the usual.
I was reading some Q&A on the LG website about this new TV I bought a few days ago... I came across a question asking about if there is a break-in period, and the staff said there wasnt (it's the 5th question down) :
Should I trust this?
Also with concerns of what I'm assuming are 'brightness pops.' Somebody asks about their screen's brightness changing with the scenes, and the LG staff says turn off energy saver. I have the same problems with brightness pops sometimes, and the energy saver feature has never been on. Is this going to be a permanent problem?