On this Sunday (11-20-02) I will most likely make the purchase of either the Loewe Aconda or Sony 34XBR800 Wega. This will replace my current tv which is the Sony 36XBR200 WEGA. Both of these units meet with the WAF which had nixed the idea of any type of widescreen (too big and ugly) or plasma (she fainted at the price of a good unit). The price difference between the two is a little less than $1400.00 with the Loewe being the more expensive one. The $1400.00 is a concern because I don't have a progressive DVD player and that amount would buy a very nice one. I've done the research on both and now I'm asking for your help. I would like any type of advice, expertise, knowledge, or past experiences that will help me get my mind around this purchase. I need to step back from this upcoming event and weigh the pros and cons of others because I can't think coherently about this subject anymore. I will thank you all now for the time and effort you will put into this matter.