First off, I'm a huge Sony fan and have been for several years. That said, I've been in the market for a Sony RPTV for about two years. I've put off my purchase because I wanted the prices on the newer DVI capable models to come down a little before committing. My question is about the 57WV700 specifically. I know that they had/have flicker problems, as did several of the other Sony models manufactured at the latter part of last year, so it seems by reading the forums. I just wanted to get your opinions on whether or not you think it would be safe to buy a 53WV700 by say, first of May 03? I mean, do you think that Sony will have this CRT and resistor issue resolved on the models that will be sold by then? I'm sure there is still a possibility that I could get stuck with a model from last year, but does Sony require the reseller to correct this issue before selling the TV now that it is an obvious issue? I really love the picture on the 57WV700 and I know that there of some owners out there that would swear by their sets. I'm also pretty open minded. If not the WV700, then what other sets in the $2,800 to $3,300 price range would be considered comparable or better? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks ya'll.