I just went out to Circuit City and purchased a Hitachi 57" digital widescreen model #57SWX20B I have done as much reseach as I could, as well as side by side with many TVs before purchasing. The Hitachi just IMO looked better than some models up to 1G more. The colors are vibrant and detailed and the picture looks very sharp, even the cable tv signal they were sending to it in the store looked great! There was a Sony (sorry, forgot the model number but was about 700 more for the same size) right beside it that just looked for lack of better words...flat. I initally wanted a Mitsubishi, but quickly realized that 1. I can't afford the model I wanted (711) and 2. They seem to look not so great in the stores and I have heard that they look their best after a calibration. Toshiba was an option, but I have seen/heard alot of problems with them from guns going out to build quality issues. Do you guys think I made the right choice for my price range(sub 3G)? Now all I have to get is well....everything. LOL. I have a good beginning in the audio portion of my HT with my Integra DTR 8.2 and Polk speakers (csi40 rt600i fxi50) but I plan to add to all of this: --Integra 2ch. amp --RTi 150 fronts --PSW 650 (off of a board member) --FXi 50 rears (to add 7.1) --Integra DPS 7.3 DVD player (to replace the crappy toshiba non progressive scan POS that I have now) --Integra 6 disk CD changer --Monster Line conditioner (prob HTs 5000) I have all Monster cable interconnects, not the cheap ones, but not the expensive ones either. Mostly monster video 1 rca cables (need to replace now with S video and component cables) and their good audio cables (and the better of their fiber optic cable for the DVD) I also have to get the component Xbox cable, I just have the RCA now. I have 16g monster speaker wire to (you guessed it) monster bannana plugs (very nice, tool-less install, holds very well). I will have alot for sale within the next month or two. A reciever (TXSR600), DVD player (Toshiba 5 disk) and cables. More on that later. Sorry bout the long post. But I am new here and this is a MAJOR purchase for me. Even my wife has warmed up to the idea, so that is a major hurdle in the rear view, next is how to get the money to pay for all of this. Opinions welcome, thanks for lookin! Ed PS. Its funny to look at the guy at circuit city when he goes, "Well how are you gonna pay for this...obviously not cash, check or credit?" Then I pull out 3300 cash. Priceless.