Hello all, I don't frequent this forum much -- spend a lot more time at the more general Home Theater Hardware forum -- but figured y'all would be the experts to help me answer my questions. I think I'm ready for a high-def-ready RPTV (or "HD monitor," or whatever they're calling them these days) for Christmas -- my 27" TV just isn't up to par with the audio half of my home theater anymore. Anyway, here's what I'm looking for: * 4:3 aspect ratio -- I watch a lot of broadcast TV during the week, including lots of college & pro football and NBA basketball. I'm lucky to get to watch two DVD movies a week. There are as yet no HD broadcasters in my area (Albuquerque, NM). So, the majority of my viewing is of 4:3 material. (As 16:9 broadcasts become more common, I will likely upgrade to a widescreen set 4 or 5 years down the road.) * 50" to 55" (diagonal) screen size -- I sit 11 feet from the front wall (~9 feet from the TV screen), so 55" is probably the biggest I should try to squeeze into my room. * Street price in the $2000 - $2500 range. * Vertical compression mode for 16:9 enhanced ("anamorphic") DVDs. * Full aspect ratio control for 480p inputs -- when I upgrade to a progressive-scan DVD player, I want to be able to watch 4:3 and non-anamorphic letterboxed DVDs in their correct geometry (i.e. vertical compression mode not activated). * 2 high-bandwidth (HD-ready) component video inputs -- one for an HD tuner, the other for a progressive-scan DVD player. * Internal line doubler with 2-3 pulldown for film-based programing would be nice -- if possible, I'd like to avoid having to spend another $800 for an outboard line doubler to get a decent picture (at least for the immediate future). * Full 1080i scanning withing a 16:9 window -- when HD programming becomes available, I don't want to have to sacrifice vertical resolution to watch widescreen programs. So, does anything meet all these criteria? Toshiba? Sony? Philips? Others? Best possible image quality is my ultimate criterion. I've tried looking up the current RPTVs on the manufacturers' websites, but most are pretty sketchy in the details of their products' features. If you guys/gals have done this research already -- or better yet, have personal experience with TVs meeting (or not meeting) all these criteria, I'd really appreciate your help! Thanks in advance for the advice.