Reading all of the posts here, the only conclusion that I have come to is that I need help. I would like to spend around $2k give or take on a 16:9 display device - either direct view or RPTV. I'm leaning toward the RPTV because I really like the effect of the large screen. My dvd player will be a Denon 1600(should be here any day now) and I've also got an X-box. I like what I've read about the Mits sets, as well as the Toshiba's. I do watch a lot of plain old cable TV too, but the 16:9 set would make me love my DVDs that much more. Thanks in advance!!!! Also, if you could guess-timate would I SHOULD be paying for such an item, that would help too. Again, thanks!