everyone probably cringes at another "tell me what to buy" question but it is SO helpful to get a short list together first, and then set out on detailed research, comparisons, etc. i'm replacing a 50" pioneer elite pro96 RPTV, 15 years old (!! -obviously i've been happy with it). my time frame is to have something in place by sept or so. sooner would be better, but i don't want to wait until 2007. here are my criteria: * 50" screen has worked well for my viewing distance (about 13-16 feet) so i'd stay with 50" at least, larger might be preferable * Price, prefer $3000 to $4000 range, could go higher, less would be even better * Use, a fair amount of cable TV, the rest DVD -- probably 70/30 split. Lots of sports * Decor (wait, wait, i have to consider my wife!) basic black is great, silver or fake wood trim probably out a front projector system is not possible in this setting due to the ambient light and configuration of the room. i thought briefly about plasma but have ruled it out. 1080p input capability sounds like it might be a good idea since it is the latest technology, but, you all tell me -- i'm open to possibilities. thanks in advance, very much, for the advice!