My wife has been bugging me lately to upgrade our old 32" to a new widescreen (yeah, life really sucks. ) That's kind of a shock since she claims she can't see the difference in HD. She's just thinks I've earned a bigger TV so I'm thinking of taking her up on her offer. I know very little at this point other than we won't be going with a projector. She doesn't want one and we honestly don't really have a good place to set one up anyway. We're still not set on a size, price or technology, but I'm working on it (I've been looking back though this forum and reading old posts and plan to do a lot more of that.) The biggest decision at this point is figuring out if I should go with 1080p or not. It would certainly be nice to future proof at this time. But I'd rather not pay through the nose if they're still going for premium prices. I've seen one or two at prices that look attractive. But I'd rather not get a lesser set at 1080p when I can get much more for my money with 720p. One that caught my eye so far is the Sansung S5087W. It's true 1080p for roughly $2500+-. Even though we've not set a price, I'm thinking that $2000-$2500 might be a good ballpark to start with. As for size, I'm not sure, but we sit about 9' from our current set. I know 50" isn't quite that 1.5 viewing distance, but it's much better than what we have now. Obviously we'll still need to hit a few stores and view the different sets to see if we prefer one technology over another. So I guess the question is, is this a good time to look at 1080p? I don't want to waste good money just to be an early adopter. I also don't want a piece of junk just because they have 1080p at a decent price. And I really don't want to spends thousands above my comfort level just to get a good set if 720 will do for now.