I've been holding off for quite a while to buy a HDTV because of a number of things that are "coming", and I need some help understanding if they are here now, moot, replaced... whatever. 1) I'm thinking LCD because my understanding is there would never ever be any burn in issues of any kind (black bars, network logos)... is this true? 2) One of the things I was waiting for was 1080p display, as this would be the ultimate eventual official maximum standard that the successor to DVD's would use, is this true, and are the latest displays now 1080p? 3) As there is always the potential for HD-DVD's to downconvert if you don't use HDMI, I was going to make sure that I had multiple HDMI slots, but I was then told that it had to be version 1.3 of HDMI and that wasn't even released. Are the new televisions using version 1.3 now, and is that definately all you need to use HD-DVD's/Blu Ray (depending on which one wins, I don't intend to buy either right now). 4) I don't like extra boxes, and I heard that instead of getting a digital cable box from the cable company, newer models you could... well, never understood if this was just plug and play, or buy a card, or what exactly it was... but the point is do the newest TV's do this, or do you still need a cable box? Specifically, I try and follow these forums and I see the Samsung Aquas (sp?) get lots of good mentions, and I am personally boycotting Sony (tech guy who had to clean their rootkit from hundreds of machines), so is there a future-perfect Aquas model somewhere between 40-50" that is either out now or coming down the pipeline? Thanks for the help, and sorry to ask what might be noobish questions. Steve.