I have posted part of this question before: http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...threadid=70563 But did not get any responses... Also I went last night to local Video Only store and they seem to have pretty good prices and comprehensive warranty for $99 for 3 years. There they have: Sony KP57HW40 57 inch - $2699 Toshiba 57HX81 57 inch - $2699 and Hitachi 53UWX10B 53 inch - $2399 The girl there was really pushing Hitachi, saying its way better than Toshiba and Sony referring to Consumer Reports rating that one as #1. I know Cons. Rep. is often way off mark... Heard this set has power supply, "bulls eye" and green shift problems... She was also thinking that 9' from 57" is too close that I should go with 53" or smaller. I read posts that said 7' from 65" is just fine. The prices seem fare, and I am really leaning towards Sony 57HW40, but the last thing to throw the monkey wrench into this whole picture is that new sets are just around the corner. So should I wait or jump in and get a set now? I will most likely watch DVDs only from a Panasonic DVD player with SVHS output (no component video out or progressive scan). Thanks in advance for any advice you can provide.