My 1998 Sony 35XBR48 will be in the nearest landfill after 3 1/2 years of use due to a bad picture tube. Now I need a 36 inch replacement that is hdtv ready. I'm sure many of you have looked at the two sets I'm considering and have definite opinions. Panasonic CT-36HX41 Toshiba 36hf71 should I also consider the Hitachi 36UDX105 even though it doesn't have a flat screen? I spoke with Panasonic this afternoon and the only difference that the CT-36HX42 (replaces CT-36HX41 this summer) will have is an 8bit processor for PIP. That does not interest me at all.