I am currently in the market for a new TV and I was wondering if someone would be so kind as to answer a few questions for me, and give me a bit of advice. I’ve been using a 36’’ Sony Wega (not HD) for about the last 4 years. I got it when they were still fairly new to the market, and I have been very happy with it. However, it is certainly time for me to upgrade. What I am looking to get is a 16:9 HDTV, and I am currently leaning toward two very different models: The Panasonic PT-47WX52 (47’’ 16:9 RPTV) And the Sony KV-34XBR800 (34’’ 16:9 Direct View) I mostly use my home theater for videogames and DVD. I rarely watch TV, and even when I do, the picture quality of television is much lower on my priority list than the former things mentioned. Is there any advice someone could give me about what I should choose? I am open to any and all suggestions, and am not limited to the models above. I have also been considering the 40’’ Wega, but I really do prefer widescreen and ultimately would rather go that way. I’ll give a bit more information my usage and priorities. I am an avid videogame player. I have all the systems, and they are all connected to my current TV using component video. However, many new games are supporting HD and progressive scan (which I do not have), and look just dynamite when displayed in these modes. Of the two models I am considering, I realize that the Sony 34’’ will undoubtedly have a better picture when playing high res videogames. But it is so much smaller than the Panasonic and costs about $600 more. Picture quality is my number one priority (especially with games), but I would be lying if I said that size doesn’t matter. Especially considering that the 34’’ would be even smaller than what I am used to (much smaller when in 4:3 mode). I do watch a lot of DVD’s as well, and the bigger screen would certainly be a better choice for movie watching. So I guess one of my questions is will there be a big enough difference in picture quality between the RPTV and the Direct View to warrant going with the smaller more expensive TV? I must admit that I am leaning quite a bit toward the Panasonic. Even though videogames are my top priority, movies are a close second. So unless the Sony’s picture quality on games is noticeably better, at this point I’m inclined to pass on it. Any help on this dilemma of mine would be greatly appreciated, and if anyone knows of any other factors I way not be considering, please let me know. Thank you so much, Ian G.