What would I do without the HTF? I am sure this question must get asked a million times a week but I guess it is my turn. Here are my thoughts. I NEED A NEW TV. I used to have a 64" Elite pro 710 and I MISS IT! Now I have been suffering with a 25+ year old 19" no name brand TV for a little while and I need an upgrade. Here is the thing though. Low season work wise and brand new baby added to family of 3 make the TV budget almost NIL. Now I NEED a 16:9 set. I have a 300 + DVD collection and have specifically shunned all non-anamorphic DVDs. I have been dying to re-watch my DVDs at their best. However I can compromise a bit. I am willing to get a ... GULP... 4:3 TV knowing I will upgrade soon (in a year or so) to a bigger, better 16:9 set (maybe another Elite 64") in the future and that 32" 4:3 will become the bedroom TV. Heck it will still be good for all that TV on DVD I've bought. I have even decided since it is an intermittent set, just to hold me over I might just go for the cheapy Wally-Mart $599 (Canadian) Flat 32" Sanyo that is on special and to heck with PQ. Now you don't understand, this is killing me. PQ is a BIG deal for me. I have always opted to pay hundreds more in the past for the better quality model of 2 same size TVs. I paid $10k for my Pro 710 when same size RPTVs could be got for almost half that price. But I am not about to pay $1000 for a 4:3 TV which brings me to my next thought... should I just F it and gor for an RPTV? I figure I might as was well fasten the buckle a little tighter and spring for an intermediate 16:9 RPTV. Why not right? But which one? now if I am going to spend $2000 I don't want the super cheapy RPTV. I cannot go for the best unfortunately but my Pioneer spoiled me in terms of PQ and cannot go the bad PQ route on a 16:9 RPTV. What would you recommend? what is a good RPTV for under $2500 Canadian? I hear Toshiba might be the way to go. Anyone here had or has an Elite HD RPTV and can tell a comparable substitute. I know there is no real comparison but what will be close. How are the Hitachis? My gut says no but I keep hearing some positives. Odds are I will go to either The Brick or Breault + Martineau here in Canada so Tosh or Hitachi seem to be there choices. Anywhere else I should be looking? any online dealer in Canada I should know of? Other brands? HELP ME OUT HERE! I am so desperate I almost went what seemed like a compromise and bought a cheapy 30" 16:9 tube from a brand I can't even recall right now. It was only $699 Canadian but when I noticed the same size 16:9 tube from Sanyo was $1099, $400 more for same TV (and I don't find Sanyo to be a BIG name either) I figured the PQ must be REALLY bad. So there it is, any help would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks!