@notnert427: Dude, the TVs are curved. Curved. In all actuality there is something cool to that, although I wonder if it would look weird in the long run. Anyways it's not even an option since all those TVs are ridiculously expensive. The amount I set isn't arbitrary; it's all my budget allows for. I actually went to my local-ish Best Buy and didn't have the best success looking at the TVs. Some looked great, sure, but others that should have looked great looked like ass, since for some reason they thought it would be a good idea to play SD advertisements on 40-60 inch TVs. All those curved TVs looked be.a.utiful, though.
I have perfect vision, so I think I might get some use out of the steady-LED mode stuff, without worrying about eye strain.
With the advice here, I've gone ahead and bought the Sony KDL40W600B. I have a small room, so it'll be a good size, too. Now begins the lingering guttural regret I always get after spending a lot of money. Thanks for the tips, everyone! I have 3 jobs, so it helps to have some guidance and not have to do all the researching myself!