I have done my research and read lots of comments in this forum, and I have two choices to select from, the Toshiba LCD 40" 40XF550U and Sony LCD 40" KDL40Z4100. The Toshiba set seems to be priced around $1450 whereas Sony set seems to be priced around $1520. In any case, consider that I have to buy a TV stand for this TV since I cannot hang it on a wall, for I am renting in my small apartment. I play a decent amount of video games and movies, and I want to buy either one for Christmas o perhaps in January 2009. I think it is time to upgrade my old toshiba RPTV HD TW40X81. Thanks.