If you are thinking about buying a RCA product, just be prepared to grab your ankles if you ever have to get anything repaired.
So I decided to call up Walmart's corporate office. While Walmart's system isn't the greatest to deal with (you call the 800 number, and then your case gets reviewed by management, and they call you back) it is effective. After dealing with corporate for a week and a half, I got a call back from a manager saying I could bring the TV back and exchange it for any other one I preferred.
So I paid the $41 dollar difference and I got a 47in Philips LCD TV. Its working great, so the story ultimately has a happy ending to it. Walmart really stepped up to the plate when RCA didn't give a shit. The end.