I have read the other thread and suspect that the choice has more to do with the individual use parameters. I am hoping someone will help me weed through based on my usage. First, I should mention that I am probably giving up on the projector. As much as I want the really big screen, my room logistics may not accommodate one. I live in Northern Az and we get tech last here too. I use cable with some digital channels. Dish/Direct are available but I am not ready to go that direction yet. I know HDTV will get here eventually but now no signal available. So my use is mostly cable and DVD. I have a great 5.1 so I am not concerned about sound, no audio signal will even go to monitor. I can price shop with the best of them but weeding through the specs is where I stumble. I'm looking at 50"+ and most are between 51" - 57". Not many stores have all the models so it is difficult to do a thorough side by side. I'm willing to go up to about $2200 out the door and maybe stretch if really worth the difference. I do not particularly trust in-store sales people and I also realize this will be a set for 4-5 years so unless there is a HUGE difference, cheaper is better. Also, it is just me so I will likely remove any screen protector. These models represent a price range from $1000 thru $2000. CNET only rates a couple and I am finding that people here on HTF rarely agree with CNET reviews. How to decide?? Help - PLEASE? - T.I.A. Mits WS55711 (price unavailable) RCA D52W20 SON KP51WS510 SON KP57WS510 PAN PT53WX53 PAN PT56WX33 PAN PT53TW53 I think I want the side (edge) stretch for 4:3 and I could use some help on th difference between auto vs manual vs auto AND manual convergence.