I'm looking for a 32 inch set to replace my old 27" Proscan. Looking at both the Samsung LN-T3253H or Sony KDL-32XBR4 They both are TFT active matrix, 1366 x 768, 720p, 8000:1 contrast. The Samsung is $900 and Sony is $1200. Is Sony a better set or are you just paying for the name? Which is the better set or is there a better brand? Is the extended warranty worth buying? I called my cable company and they said I need a HD converter box but it doesn't use HDMI cable the have different type that the supply. My DVD player is progressive scan and uses Component cables or svideo which one is better? I have just one RCA on my current TV. What cables do I need?