We are looking to purchase a RPT for our family room - on a budget, of course - and would appreciate your input. I currently have an XBR250, which we have enjoyed quite a bit. It is just too small in letterbox mode for our room - 18x24. We sit 13-16' from the tv. I am not sold on low-end plasma, DLP, or LCD, and would rather wait a bit for the technology to improve and come down on price. We are thinking about the Pioneer sets. I would like an Elite set, but they are too much. We wish to spend around $2k. Don't laugh, but the local Costco has a Pioneer SD 643HD5 for $1999. The TV lists for over $5k?! I am not sure I can pass that up... If there are any Pioneer owners out there, please chime in. I noticed Hitachi had some nice sets, too. THANKS!