My great old 27" TV died. Instead of paying $800+ for a new tube with the same PQ, I'm biting the bullet and getting a RPTV. Here's my info. I have digital cable and don't see that $15+/month is worth 7 channels of stuff I don't really watch anyways. So, most viewing will be 8+ hours per day (Wife works from home in the living room, weekends are mine of digital cable, mostly 4:3 stuff (Enterprise, CSI, Discovery, TechTV stuff, old mystery shows) with some DVD viewing but not much more than 5 rentals a month. My viewing room is 15'x14' with a range of about 11 feet. One wall (South facing) has tall double windows and the front door. Seating layout will be directly accross from screen AND roughly 50degrees off-center on both sides. I'll have my audio surround system for sound. I'm using TimeWarner's digital cable with DVR and a Toshiba DVD player along with an el-cheapo Apex 1110W for DVDRs. My top price really needs to be below $1600 w/o tax/shipping. What I've liked so far are. RCA D52W20 $1499. I like the PQ, but the reports of failures worry me. I don't know if this supports 3:2 pulldown. Toshiba 51H83 $1599. Great picture. I've been told that over 5 years the screen will lose %40-%50 of it's brightness WITH yearly maintenance. Toshiba 48H83 $1400 Great picture and my wife thinks the size is a better fit for our room. Mitsubishi WS-55313 $1360 Great picture, comes with removable screen protector. I've been told Mitsu's don't lose their brightness over 5 years like other manfs. Mitsubishi WS-55412 $1650 FIVE CRT projector with noticably better picture than the others excepting the RCA. $400 5 year warranty was highly recommended for yearly cleaning/adjustments. HHGregg is having a tent sale on the Mitsu's at a few hundred off for the next few days. Panasonic PT53TW53 $1549 (minus $250mir and $100 gift card). Haven't seen the picture but I like the built-in component stand vs. the speakers on the bottom. Last question. Do I buy the warranty or not? It's $400 from HHGregg for 4 years. Thanks for the help.