I think I am going to give some things time to pass before jumping into widescreen HDTV. I currently own a 36 inch Trinitron WEGA but its not HD compatible. Still, in 16:9 enhanced mode I get a very nice DVD picture. Things are improving at such a fast rate with HD sets that its hard to keep track. Every time I pick up a Perfect Vision or Sound and Vision magazine it seems there is a RPTV that is heralded as "the best ever". This months baby is a new offering from RCA, whom I didn't even consider in the past. The Hitachi XWX 57 was "the best RPTV ever reviewed" a month before that. Here Toshibas seem to be very popular and add to that the Diamond series Mitsubishi being the RPTV of the year in Perfect Vision AND the ever-lowering prices of the plasmas and it makes my head swim. LOL I've been looking at pictures so much I actually got in my car tonight and thought of my view out my windshield as a "crisp, clear picture". hahahaha You know you're looking at TVs and their image quality a little too much when you do that. The new DLP RP add yet another twist to this. I think I will let things progress before commiting $3-4000 of my money to one of these TVs and then getting pissed when I see one a few months later that blows away mine. My ideal TV would be this - a 60 inch plasma with not just acceptable black levels but great black levels. You can get a commercial issue 50 HD for under $6000 now so the day may be coming before TOO long. I yearn for that illusive "looking through a window" picture quality w/ HD signals. Who knows tho - I might just lose it once ESPN goes High def and splurge on a Hitachi or Mits! Its hard to wait when these are out there but I think it will be worth it.