I have been reading the forum's for awhile and am still a bit confused as to what is the way to go. I need to get a new TV, and have about 2500 to spend on it. But should I go HDTV 16x9, or should I go for a standard TV. Is it worth buying an HDTV ready TV right now, as I know that I will have to spend more money on a STB, and probably have to get a dish to be able to watch HDTV program's (which I am not sure my condo assoc. here in Princeton will let me do). Should I just go out and buy the best 50 inch or so direct view TV right now, and then wait a few years for the 16:9 HDTV's? What would you do if you were in my situation. P.S. Could you recommend some good models in the catagory that you suggest. Thanks for your help.