Well I'll start off by saying I am new to these forums, this is my first post. Someone recommended these forums to me so I thought I would come check them out. I am looking for an HDTV, but I do not really know much about them so I could really use some help. My problem is that I have just purchased an Xbox 360, and anyone who's read anything about it knows that you will not get the full experience without an HDTV. I currently have a 32" Sanyo with a 4:3 aspect ratio, and it's just not cutting it. I am looking for something that can do 720p and has an aspect ratio of 16:9 (widescreen). However, since it will be widescreen and it needs to fit in the same space as my 32", it will have to be a bit smaller diagonally, about 26" from what I have calculated (the space I have is approximately 30"x28"). I have the space for a CRT/tube TV, so I would prefer to go with one if possible. I have done some research and everything I find says that they have the sharpest image, but tradeoff by being the largest/heaviest which is why they are so inexpensive compared to slimmer LCD/Plasma TVs. Also, I've been reading about HDMI and how important it is, but I can't seem to figure out WHAT it is. If someone could please explain it to me, I would greatly appreciate it. Should I look for a TV that has HDMI, is it very important? Well, I guess that's everything. I've done some searching and I just can't seem to find the right TV, if someone could help me I would be very grateful. Thanks for your time.