The TV listed in thread title is my leading candidate so far. It has great light output for a bright living room, great picture on normal TV programming (something most big screens fail miserably at) and has nice compact package. I am wondering what drawbacks an LCD has over CRT RPTV's since I dont know much about the technology. What kind of life span do they have? I am not considering DLP as my frined has one and normal TV looks like crap. I was considering a Hitachi 51 inch but the cabinet is a bit on the large side. Home Theater Magazine just had an big screen TV face off and this one came in third (second was a hitachi and first was a toshiba).