Hi, this is my first post here... I'm considering purchasing a Sony XBR WEGA tube "soon" (any time between immediately and, say, 6 months from now). However, I'm unclear on a few things, maybe you guys have some tips. For informational purposes, I use the TV to (a) watch Cable... currently have analog, (b) watch movies... intend to get a progressive-scan DVD player at the same time as the new TV, and occasionally (c) play video games. I watch more TV than movies, maybe 2 movies a week. 1) When I was in the store, I looked at both the 36" and the 40" models. They did NOT have them right next to each other, and I had a hard time seeing much of a difference in size. Since the 40" costs about ~$700 more than the 36", I'm tempted to just go with the 36". Is there some reason I'll really regret this later? Is 36" "too small"? 2) They DID have 36" XBR and non-XBR WEGA models side-by-side, and I could tell some difference in the image quality (I guess the XBR has the "DRC" chip in it and the non-XBR doesn't, or something?) but I'm really unclear on what the differences are. Does anyone know the important differences? 3) I don't know anything about various modes on the TV, when people use phrases like "3:2 pulldown" it means nothing to me. So the salesman said a few things about the TV's capabilities (which I assumed had to do with the color correction/image interpolation the TV was doing) in different modes, but I didn't really understand it. What sorts of things are important here? If I get a good DVD player, does that make some of this stuff on the TV irrelevant? Should I consider getting a cheaper model without features I "don't need"? 4) How will this set look displaying my analog cable signal? Some comments on best buy (or circuit city, or somewhere online) indicated that people felt their 36" Sony XBR displayed analog cable _worse_ than their "cheap" TVs, though it rocked with a digital signal. But I think they may have been talking about the 36" widescreen "hdtv monitor" or something. I'm just wondering if I should consider going to either digital cable or something like DirecTV when I get the new TV. 5) The salesman mentioned upcoming new models from Sony soon, and seemed to imply that the new models will cost more (their current models are about $2300/$3000 for the 36"/40", with free delivery... this seems to be a fairly good price to me) but won't really give me anything better, so I should probably buy one of the current models sometime before they change their stock over (this is a small a/v store) if I don't want to pay more. Should I take this seriously? What should I expect from the "new models"? Should I wait to get one of them instead? TIA for your help.