After 4 years of great service, my 4x3 Loewe Arcada has bitten the dust. This was a 32'' non-HD tube set, but provided the best direct view picture I've ever owned, especially after setting it with the Avia disc. Unfortunately, repairs are estmated to be over $1000 and I don't know if I can justify that for a 4 year old set. So- any recommendations for a replacement? A few preferences: 1) I prefer the deep blacks and sharpness that I get out of a tube set. Haven't really seen another technology that nails blacks like a tube. If I'm wrong, let me know. 2) I have a 4x3 set because my collection consists of so many older 4x3 movies. My Loewe did a great horizontal squeeze for anamorphic discs and that seemed to work out pretty well. I wouldn't mind a 16x9 set, but wouldn't I have to have a pretty large set to still have a 4x3 image around 30''-32'' ? 3) I use my set exclusively for my DVD and LD collection. I don't have cable and don't really intend to do so anytime in the future (although if I get a HD set, this may just be the excuse I've been waiting for). 4) I'm a stickler for grayscale and geometry. My Loewe was almost spot on for grayscale out of the box, but had slight horizontal bowing issues. I've been interested in the Sony XBR 16x9 sets, but have read about geometry issues with those. Any experiences with these? Thanks for any help out there. If I can't find something around $2K or less, I may just go for the repair, but I'd like to see what's out there first.