Long but fun story! the day after christmas I am visiting with the family of a female friend and POOF! their 10 year old 50 inch Zenith RPTV dies. smoke and everything. I had seen the tv before. It was in dire need of calibration and the red gun was all jacked up but they didn't mind it so i really never brought it up. they all think that i am too anal about things that we htf members value. anyway, the family had planned on watching a number of dvd's that night and had a slew of people coming over. It was about 1pm at this point so they were getting ready to cancel the event. When all of the sudden HTF Man showed up to save the day. I told them that they could have a new t.v. there within 2 hours and set up within about a 3rd hour if they gave me a realistic budget to work with. They told me 2000.00 and off i went to abc warehouse. if anyone is near an abc warehouse if you need a deal worked out GO THERE! i walked right in and told the first person that i saw you have a sale on a 50"+ hdtv if you can have it delivered today before 4pm. (keep in mind it is the day after christmas) needless to say, he busted his ass trying to get it done. so we figured delivery out but now i needed a tv. i am partial to toshibas because i have a few of them. he had a 57" 57H84 in stock for 1899.99. I told him that if he tossed in the 5 year warranty that cost 399.99 he had a deal. we fussed for a bit and i about walked out the door but he wilted. so i got the t.v., the five year warranty and the t.v. delivered that day for 1899.99 plus tax and 30 bux for delivery. and they tossed in some lame knife set. lol. so the t.v. gets delivered at about 3:40 and i have it set up and ready to go by 5:30 with the t.v. running component and optical from the dvd player and the cable box and everything running through their barely halfway decent pioneer HTiB 7.1 system that doesn't sound THAT bad. (i grabbed some spare connects from my house on the way back to their house.) i also, did as quick a 56 point convergence as it is easily accessed using the remote. once again needless to say, the difference in the set up was miraculous. everyone was impressed with the difference in video and audio quality. the movie party went off very well with the new equipment. i used to be just the computer repair man. now i am also home video installer as i have 3 other folks asking me when and how i can help upgrade their systems. This could not have been accomplished without the things that i have learned here at HTF, AVS, HTS and a couple more sites. just wanted to share folks. happy new year!