The local stores here have this unit for $1999 and I'm pretty close to biting. I'd love the 55" but dont know if i have the room for it and the extra 1k is hard to swallow. I'm moving up from 34" Widescreen so even this is a huge step up in scren size as well as resolution. Just have a few questions: 1. Anyone getting any significantly better prices on this model? I expect to also buy the matching base as well. I understand its $900 less than original price but its also last years model. 2. Recommend a progressive DVD player to go along with it? My local price club has a Pioneer for $188 which I thought was an incredible price for a progressive player, but I havent heard much about the unit. Pretty sure it was the 434: http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/Pioneer/CDA/HomeProducts/HomeProductDetails/0,1422,50~5010~5010300~418,00.html?