Starting this Holiday Season™, the wife and I will be looking at direct view HDTV-ready televisions. RPTV's are out of the question...both because she doesn't like them, and because our room can't really be darkened well enough to get the full benefit of the RPTV. So, what can you recommend as the best models out there? I'd like to get a set that's at LEAST 32" - I am leaning toward a 36" (or larger - is there a 38" or 40" model on the market?) I am not really up on all the techical terms, so forgive me - but I want a set that's either 16:9 or a 4:3 set that has the ability to display anamorphic widescreen movies. I am going to be getting a progressive-scan DVD player also. I'd like one with a flat screen. Can someone describe watching standard programming (4:3) on a widescreen TV? I assume there's "Black Bars" on the sides, right? I can't even guess as to when we'd subscribe to HD programming, so I don't need a set with a built-in tuner. I've looked at Panasonic, Sony, and Philips. Anything else I should be looking at, and should I avoid any of the above brands? Finally, how much should I look to spend? I've seen some Sony and Panny models for $2500 or less. Can all this be had for 2 Grand? Thanks in advance for the information. Please, nobody try to talk me into an RPTV. The wife'll never have it. I wish it would work, though...some of those RPTV sets are awesome! ------------------ "You advance yourself only by my good graces."