I've been looking into this, and I'm still so unsure, so let me pool all my info so far and update this thread as I try and pick this TV. Thank you for any input! My Criteria: 1. 50"-57" HDTV 2. Great Picture (obviously) 3. $2000 - $4500 Total Price (with tax, warentee, stand, shipping etc.) Obviously cheaper is good, but I also want something I'll love. 4. Will wait to buy until about end of March, unless there is a smarter reason to buy sooner than that on credit - like a sale that won't be available later. 5. Anti-reflection Usage and Preference: 1. Will use 60% DVD's, 30% Games, 10% TV. 1. I tend to like the Sony style LCD's, but have also liked the look of some black framed Hitachi's and Pioneers. 2. I'm not favoring the Front Projection idea for my setup. 3. I noticed some darkening on the sides of some of the RPTV's I looked at, and might want to avoid that. My canditates so far:(from cheap to most expensive) 1. Sony 51" Widescreen HDTV Brand/Model: SON KDP51WS550 $2,149.99 A little small. My wife and I weren't as excited about the color (gray) and design of the base. 2. Sony 57" Widescreen HDTV Brand/Model: SON KDP57WS550 $2,699.95 Probably a pretty good choice even though the design of the set wasn't our favorite. The picture quality of the in-store display didn't look that good either compared to the Pioneer and Hitachi models next to it. Still, with an RPTV like this, maybe I'll get smoother lines (no LCD mesh) and richer blacks? 3. Hitachi RPTV model? 4. Pioneer RPTV model? Salesman said he preferred this one, and that it made regular TV look great. 5. Sony 50" Grand Wega LCD Rear Projection Brand/Model: SON KF50WE610 $3,099.99 This is the one my wife liked the best when looking at RCWilley yesterday. The picture settings made it look clear and vivid in this particular store. I'm concerned with black levels, the price of the stand, the stability of the stand, and that it's a little small. Still probably one of the highest choices though. Total Price estimate: $4,200.00 4. Samsung 50" Widescreen DLP™ HDTV Monitor Brand/Model: SAM HLN507W $3,699.99 The Circuit City guy keeps telling me this is the only thing I should consider, and that the price would pay for itself over time with all I'd save on repairs and bulbs. The in store displays I've seen have looked pretty good (sometimes the contrast a little too blown out), but the price is also little high.