Having seen this on display in Richer Sounds London Bridge store next to the Panasonic TH42PX80B this was the only set compete with the the Panasonic.
For a 46" LCD TV that's ready for 1080p, take a look a look at the Sharp LC46X20E.
In addition to the larger than average 46" screen, what really marks this TV out is the fact that it's a 1080p LCD for even finer detail. Being a 1080p LCD TV, gives the LC46X20E amazing levels of picture accuracy and stability of image. Other factors make the LC46X20E one of the best 46" LCD televisions that you can buy, too. A contrast ratio of 2000:1 is a stunning result and guarantees deep blacks and an incredible sense of realism. The response time of 4ms also makes the Sharp one of the best LCDs in its class and helps give it super crisp images, especially with fast moving action films and sport. Furthermore, the fast response time and PC input also makes the LC46X20E one of the best LCD TVs for PC.
Other inputs standard on this 46" Sharp LCD flat screen TV include no fewer than 3 HDMI sockets, twin SCART sockets, component and S-Video. Whether you're using digital or analogue, the LC46X20E has the bases covered.
The LC46X20E is another Sharp LCD with Freeview built-in. Thanks to the CI slot you can also take advantage of digital pay services such as the popular Setanta Sport.
The LC46X20E makes just as much of a statement when it comes to style. The improved styling offers the same gloss black surround, sleek pedestal stand and thin frame as Sharp's more expensive models