A friend has asked me to help him pick out a new projection tv. He is upgrading from a 47" GE 4:3 unit. He wants to stay at $2500 or under. His viewing habits are 80% satellite/cable tv...20% dvd. He wants the largest screen available, and i would say is very flexible with quality vs. quantity (compared to all of us...haha). Basically, the largest for the $$$. I would like it to be HD ready so I can have him use a progressive scan dvd player, but it's not the end of the world if it isn't. Brands I have seen mentioned on here as generally safe: Panasonic Samsung Pioneer (Elite)...out of the price range? Please let me know your recommendations. Thanks!