OK, I am tech challenged and tight budgeted. But I want a new TV. To my advantage, I am in no rush but would like to do it in the next few months. Preferably before Christmas. My requirements. 50", 52", 55" or 56". WAF will not allow for larger than 56". NO DLP and NO LCD and NO Front Projectors. They just don't do it for me and I have always found "off angle" viewing as I call it to be far less than acceptable. And I just have no way of using a front projector in the room. Budget is $2,500 but I can scrap up a few more dollars if I can justify it to myself and the wife. What I don't need: I do not need to wall mount the TV. I have a large "TV stand" holding all of my audio gear, satelitte box, DVD, and VCR. TV can go on that. The vast bulk of my TV viewing will be SD broadcasts through my Dish Network service. Not a huge movie watcher, but with the new sound system (Marantz SR5600, Marantz CC4300, NHT IW3s for my L,R,C,SR,SL, and SVS PB12-NSD/2) I have up my movie viewing quite a bit. I couldn't even tell you what my DVD player is, but its old and nothing special. I have no plans on buying an HD-DVD player or Blu-Ray. But do need to get an newer technology DVD player. Maybe the OPPO OPDV971H or DV-970HD. I have heard good things about them, but honestly don't know exactly what all the technical jargon is, which I should get (if either), or another player. I will be sitting (estimating here) 10' to 12' feet from the screen. There is a lot of "off angle" viewing from other parts of the room and the adjoining kitchen. So here are the products I am considering. Would appreciate pros/cons, do's/don'ts, etc... Sony KDS-55A2000 (55" SXRD/LCoS) 1080p and the 50" version KDS-50A2000. JVC HD527BP7 (52" HD-ILA/LCoS) 720p and the 56" version HD567BP7. Maybe step up to their new 1080p versions. Maxent Plasma 5020HPM 50" HDTV Monitor w/dual HDMI (honestly, don't even know what that is or why I would want it) Vizio 50" plasma P50HDTV10A from Sam's Club. Sam's Club also has the JVC HD-ILA HD56G647 at a good price ($2,200). What is the real difference between the 56" JVC HD-ILA found at Sam's and the one found at places like Best Buy, Circut City, etc...? That is pretty much what I have narrowed my consideration down to. Do I need 1080p? Why or why not? Also, the TV will have 3 large windows directly across from it that are aligned perfectly with the setting sun so the 2nd half of the day and until the sun is down there is sunlight coming in even though there are blinds on the windows. May have to work out a removeable system to block the sun when I need it blocked for whatever reason. Any and all advice is greatly appreciated. And if something is not on the list that I should add to the mix let me know. Thanks! On Edit: I have a membership in both Sam's and BJ's if that makes a difference. And my one concern with the LCoS TVs is bulb life. Don't need to be spending several hundred dollars a year on new bulbs. TV gets heavy viewing.