Having advised numerous times against purchasing products from Thomson Multimedia, I'm happy to tell you that Terry Paulin has reviewed RCA's top-of-the-line widescreen RPTV in the current issue of The Perfect Vision, saying it "produces the best image I've ever seen on an RPTV." (Never mind that another TPV reviewer said the same thing about Toshiba's new LCoS-based 57-inch RPTV in the same issue.) Other than an inability to achieve a perfectly accurate grayscale response at the lowest light levels with his test unit, Paulin waxes rhapsodic about the RCA's performance, noting that it alone among all current RPTVs is capable of achieving that looking-through-a-window clarity of true HD (the set's internal ATSC tuner/decoder is based largely on the time-honored DTC-100, apparently). So there you go. Just when you thought it was safe to stereotype a manufacturer's products, a pleasant surprise comes along. What next? State-of-the-art reference speakers from, say, Bose? Stranger things have happened. FYI.