The budget has come in and it appears my upgrade will be an Analog 36" set. The jump to HDTV will wait 5 years. There are many nice 36" flat screen TV's out there. I don't really care about features like PIP and sound. I want a set that gives a nice picture for cable/VCR and has a nice 16x9 squeeze mode for DVD's. My DVD player has only S-Video and composite out so I don't care about component inputs at this time, but will get it anyway. So, will it be the Toshiba? Sony WEGA? Philips? Panasonic? So many brands... My wife likes Sony so it always has the edge for her. I tend to be fond of Toshiba's for some reason. Budget is setting right around $1200....and no, I won't add the extra $300 to go get a bargain HDTV set. Once they are cheaper and better and standardized in many years then I'll think about them.