So, over the next 6 months or so, I *might* be in a position to purchase a new HDTV. I'll be looking at screens in the 47 to 56" range, under $2k. I'm of the opinion that video processing is one of, if not THE most important part of an HDTV. From PC, to DVD, to game machine, to HD-DBS, to OTA HD, to analog TV, to media streamer, to home camcorder... there is a plethora of devices and resolutions to feed a new TV, and scaling all those images to the native resolution of the TV is probably (IMO) the single most important step in getting a good picture. That said, I can't afford an external scaler like a DVD-O. Heck, not even sure if I'll be able to afford the TV! So, I am curious (and thought maybe others are too) what people think of the built-in video processing abilities of various TVs out there? Do you actually test your TVs using an HQV test disc or the like? What has your experience been? Maybe we could get some suggestions about how to go about evaluating TVs in this regard? Which aspects of video processing are going to be the most important to watch out for, and how can we look for them (what artifacts to look for, etc.?) Are there any movie DVDs people might have in their collections they could use to test for things, if they don't have or can't find something like an HQV disc? If a TV can de-interlace 480i source material (say from a standard DVD) well, does that necessarily mean it will de-interlace 1080i material well? Off the top of my head: #1 - Deinterlacing. Whether it is from 480i to 480p or 1080i to 1080p, this is VERY important. video/motion adaptive, film-based, 3/2, 2/2, and other cadences... -1.a) corollary - the next obvious step is scaling of a deinterlaced 480p image to 720p or 1080p... #2 - Scaling (separate from de-interlacing?) e.g. 720p to 1080p. #3 - ?? not sure what else to look for... I'm looking for comments on specific TV's from people who own them, or tried them out while shopping, etc., with maybe a summary of what to look for and how to look for it. Since most of today's modern video sources can provide a scaled picture (e.g. upconverting dvd players like Oppo, etc.) I think maybe the most important capability of the tv's processor is how it handles things like analog cable stations, or OTA 720p to 1080p upconversion, etc., and maybe most importantly, 1080i to 1080p de-interlacing capabilities. What do you think?