I was browsing around Best Buy earlier tonight and saw a TV that I thought looked really nice. This BB was rearranging its display which wound up with this unit on an endcap, and since I haven't browsed through all of their TV section lately, I hadn't noticed this model until now. But it had a nice-looking image, and I was pretty sure it was displaying it in progressive-scan. The display was actually there to advertise that they were giving away a TV stand with every TV purchase of some minimum amount, so there was no info or price card for this TV, and I had to ask. The BB guy looked on the back to get the model number, and he said "$1940". I asked him what the model number was, and he told me KV-36HS500. The HS in the model name confirmed for me it was one of Sony's Hi-Scan models, their HDTV-ready line. Anyway, I got home and looked it up on the Best Buy website and also at Crutchfield just to get some more info on it. Interestingly, at both sites it was listed at $2000, not $1940 as the BB guy had said. Anyway, I started to think that even though this was much more than I had previously planned to spend on a TV (about twice as much, actually!), that it looked so nice I figured I could do it if I really wanted to. By the way, this would be my first major TV purchase, and would be for my main system. As I was looking at the details at Crutchfield, I noticed they had a little blurb there that said, "Maximum picture quality — with regular and high-def sources!", and continued, "For $300 more, the Sony KV-36XBR800 includes: • user-adjustable DRC MultiFunction V1 upconversion circuitry — lets you tailor the amount of enhancement for different sources • HD Detailer wideband video amplifier for optimum high-definition performance • a full 2-year parts and labor warranty". Crutchfield's page on the 36HS500 is here and their page on the 36XBR800 is here. So I have a couple of questions. Is the 36XBR800 really $300-worth better than the 36HS500? Sony has a similar XBR model in 32" size, the KV-32XBR450 (Crutchfield's info page here) for $2000, the same price as the non-XBR 36" model. Assuming the 32" XBR is the same as the 36" XBR, just smaller, is the XBR series better enough than the HS series that one might be happier with a smaller XBR than a larger HS (32" XBR vs. 36" HS)? My other questions concern availability, or where to buy. Best Buy has the model I mentioned in stock, but buying there necessitates paying sales tax. The in-home delivery from Crutchfield is only $20 and thus much cheaper than sales tax, which I assume I don't have to pay with them. If I wanted any XBR model, Best Buy doesn't carry them (from what I can tell, anyway), but possibly some other local store does. But are there other places to buy these online for significantly lower prices? I'm sure it goes without saying that I'd like to get the best deal possible, as I'm sure we all do. Are there any good online stores selling what I'm looking for at better prices, and are preferably Sony-authorized dealers so I'd get a valid warranty?