I have been waiting as long as possible for the prices on HD to come down and features go up, but my old 35" RPTV is finally dying on me so I think it's time to move up. Unfortunately there is a lot of natural light in the room I use, so I am thinking I would do better with a direct view. I would prefer 16:9 but most of the sets I can find only go to 34". That would probably be OK for 16:9 viewing, but would be small for my 4:3 television watching (mostly sports) Seating is about 10-12' from the set. I can probably get a few more months out of my old set. Any suggestions or insight would be appreciated! I have about $5000 budgeted, could go higher if I don't go crazy. Plan to get a progressive scan player and new receiver later this year also.