I haven't looked at a buying a TV in over 6yrs so this is all new to me. I've picked up some info from reading on line but it all blurs together after awhile. I'm mainly looking at a 60" set & the Sharp Aquos has tweaked my interest. I've been to a few stores & on two separate occasions a salesman has told me that a 3D TV will have a better picture in standard 2D than it's sibling non 3D model. I'm not really interested in the whole 3D thing but if it is a better picture in 2D I might take that into consideration. I find that hard to believe but then again maybe it is true. And from what I've read there's not a hill of beans difference in the 120 vs 240 refresh rate unless you have superman's eyes. Right or wrong? Anyway my hunt continues. I have to start looking at some plasma's also. My budget is approx. 1,300-1,800. Any suggestions. Also do you think the extended warranties are worth the peace of mind for these TV's. The norm seems to be 1yr from the manuf. which isn't that long.