Hi everyone! I'm delurking (although I haven't really even been lurking for some time due to health issues) because my Pioneer 60 inch RPTV just died over the weekend and it looks like I may be in the market for a new TV. No I cannot remember which model it is, because the model number has worn off except on the back panel and I can't get back there right now. But I got it in 1997, but I think it was a 96 model on clearance. It wasn't the top of the line, but it was really good enough for me. (at the time I had an LD player and now am on SD DVD) (I have a spare RCA 32 inch CRT that might tide me over, though it had some problems when I stopped using it in back in 1997, but it's been hibernating since then, so maybe I can get a few months out of it...hopefully, as money is going to definitely be a MAJOR issue here) Anyways I'm really lost on all the new technology out there, HDTV, flat screens and the like. Because of the state of the economy and family health problems I know there is simply NO WAY I can get anything approaching my Pioneer. I'm honestly not even sure I can swing an LCD flatscreen TV at all, and I might have to settle for a CRT TV. But if, and that's a big IF I can get a flatscreen, I honestly have NO idea what to look for. Any basic primers available online, or advice about what features I should look for, "refresh rates" etc? We do do a lot of day time TV watching, but I personally prefer to watch DVD's (especially TV shows) on it. And I don't want my movies to look like computer game graphics like when DVD was first hitting the market. I know I can't go over $600, and that's probably with a stand for the TV (unless I can find one at the recycling center). As I said, I'm honestly not sure I can even swing that, and may just go the CRT route, but hardly anyone carries them over 27 inches, and that's really too small I think. (I'm thinking 32 inches is probably my limit due to budget) Anyways, any advice, suggestions, or even just a "primer" of what to look for (especially for the LCD TVs) because I really have no idea where to begin. Hopefully my RCA set will hold up for 6 months or a year when I can afford something a little easier, but there's no guarantee. (right now I'm using a 1989 19inch RCA model, so I guess after that, anything bigger will seem "huge"...lol! Thanks and sorry for such a basic/beginners question...but it's been a long time since I've had to shop for a TV. C.S.