Ok, I've started to do a lot of reading, but there is a lot to wade through so bear with me here. I have two basic questions about buying my first big TV. It involves suggestions for which model/brand and the other involves how to get the best picture from which cables/hookups. I'm looking for the best 'bang' for my buck and figured this is the perfect place to ask. After reading, here is what I narrowed my looking down to: $1500-$2500 price range Atleast 40 inch Plasma, DLP or LCD - I hear plasma has a good viewing angle, not really worried about burn-in. - DLP they say has the rainbow effect, not sure how worried I should be. - Kind of concerned about long term cost of lamp replacement in DLP & LCD 1080p built-in HDTV Tuner widescreen HDMI along with composite hookups (see below) Now here is what I am concerned about hooking into it. I'm not sure the best way to hook this all up. I'll have a Dish DVR, looking into getting a better receiver, getting a newer DVD player, xbox and CD player. I'd like to utilize the HDMI, since I've heard it provides fantasic quality. My guess is that only one device could use it, so how do I hook it all up to get the best quality and be able to switch back and forth between stuff. I'm hoping newer receivers (my current one is old) contain things that will help with that. I will also have a nice surround sound system along with this so I'd like to be able to switch between video inputs, while keeping the surround sound on for whichever video input I am using. I know this seems like a general query. I tried to be as specific as possible. I'm looking for some guidance/suggestions/tips that may help me make some decisions I won't regret down the road. I'd be happy to answer any followup questions that may help with getting some answers. Even to be pointed in the right direction would help. Thanks for anyone's time involved. I know your time is valuable and it is appreciated.