I have a Vizio and it has a great picture at 1080p.
If they're stupid enough to build a $4 BILLION plant to build TV"s, they need to fire someone. All technology prices drop shortly after they are released into consumers hands (unless you happen to be Apple with a bunch of sheep following you). What electronic devices don't drop in price? PS3 - $600 down to $250. XBOX 360 $400 down to $199. TV's $4000 down to $500. It's part of doing business. If they can't sell TV's above cost, then stop making them. Pretty simple if you ask me.