Looks like we're going to spring for a 26" or 32" LCD TV finally and I have some questions for you all. I want to go as cheap as I can, within reason. Back in the tube TV days the low end $229 27-in special was fine for my purposes. I don't usually buy the extended maintenance but should I in this case? The old tube TVs never gave me any trouble. Also, I tend to favor brands like Sanyo and Sharp and avoid Westinghouse, and weird new names like Vizio because I just haven't heard of them before. What are the good LCD tv brands? Thanks for your help.