I only recently discovered this site. Wow it is great. Current situation: Wife, 2 small kids, 10 year old 27" TV, 5.1 sound system in our living room. Goal: Convert our (finished) basement into a Home Theater/Family Room/Kids play area. Dimensions are 12' wide by 26' long. (No longer have a TV in the living room) Timeframe: Up to a year from now to make the purchase. Obviously I need to replace the TV, but I want to spend under $1000 on the TV. This will be our everyday TV, in addition to DVD/movie watching. Hopefully something HD ready in 16:9 format. What recomendations/suggestions do you have? What will be in this price range a year from now? I am more curious about the type of TV as opposed to specific brands. Currently we just have "regular" cable, not digital, but I want to be prepared for the next number of years. I had never even considered projection TV before reading this forum. It sounds like this is more appropriate for dedicated theater rooms as opposed to a combination family room, but I am open to suggestions. I tried to keep this short but got long winded. Sorry.