Greetings- I have recently ordered the 2002 "Piano Black" version of the Aconda 38, as my local retailer had their remaining new-in-box 2002 models on clearance to make way for the 2003/2004 "Basalt" models. I have a few questions for other owners before I take delivery- Do you have any dislikes of the set, however minor? Any problems getting the correct aspect ratio from any source? Any compatibility issues with 480p or 1080i material through the component input? Have you used a component->VGA transcoder for the VGA input? Did it work? Does anyone know if there were significant changes from the 2002 model to the 2003/2004 "Basalt" Aconda 38 model? The new one was $1000 more at $3995 so I'm curious if it was improved and how. Externally, they appeared identical except for the faceplate color. Unfortunately, I couldn't compare picture quality directly, as they didn't have the same input sources available. Basically, I want to make sure I am not making any major errors with this purchase. I really like the picture quality and it should fit my room and stand perfectly. The limited inputs shouldn't be a major issue. I assume I can set my HD Cable box to 1080i for the component input and then route my DVD into S-video or though the Component->VGA adapter my dealer is supposed to provide. I can live without a DVI input, though I am somewhat concerned about HDCP if it is ever implemented such that I won't be able to get 1080i component video out of my HD cable box. Any other input greatly appreciated. I've spent a lot of time shopping and tweaking displays in the store. For my room, budget ($3000) and preferences, the alternate choices are a Toshiba 36HFX73 directview and the Panasonic 37 and 42 6UY ED Plasmas. I've all but ruled out the Samsung 43" DLP and Sony 42" LCD projections, as well as other direct views. Thank you!