Decided to get a new TV for the first time in about 5 years. I have a nice panasonic 32 superflat (not really flat...) non-digital HDTV. I'm considering everything right now, but it seems there are many different technolgies to look at. I'm confused on everything past about 16:9 vs 4:3. Seriously. Everything from DVI to 1080, 480, what inputs are musts, what will work with DLP and progressive scan etc. I'm willing to spend some money on the new TV. Here is what I want. 1. With DVD's, I have always assumed progressive scan was the way to go, recently I've been considering a Samsung dlp and read that progressive scan won't work - doesn't that give a lesser picture. 2. DVI - what the hell is it? do I need it. 3. My plans are to get HDTV at some point, my cable service offers limited HDTV, and I'll get that from day 1, they give you a new set-top box. 4. 1080,480 etc,.... I'm totally confused. 5. My assumptions have been this regarding technolgies. CRT (tube tv's as I called them) still offer the best picture regardless, but they are heavy, and deep and the biggest is a 40 by sony I could never afford. moving on... I figured plasma gave the best picture, followed by DLP, LCD, and rear projection in that order. I also figured at those prices they would all have the same features (ability to use any other nice new technology like progressive scan) but apparently I"m wrong. I figured in a given technology, that going up in price would buy size and a better picture (through better electronics?) obviously I'm confused. Right now I'm mainly torn on a 34 widescreen by panasonic or sony, or a 43 dlp by samsung, or waiting on a 42 lcd by sony, though I've seen a 44 phillips that I think is lcd. I've kicked around stepping up to a less expensive plasma, but now I'm worried I'll miss a bunch of features by doing that... 42/44 is the biggest i can do now, but if things really are this messy now I may just wait a couple years until I'm in a bigger house and get a bigger tv... any help, or pointing me to primers/faq's out there would be much appreciated.