Here is the deal. I am building my first HT and have run into somewhat of a snag. I have already purchased some speakers which I feel good about even though I cant listen to them yet, I have heard them quite a few times and know I like them. I was planning to order a sub and receiver here as soon as I found a tv. This is where the snag comes in. I have decided that I need a direct view television as I will be doing quite a bit of gaming and dont want to worry about burn in. I will wory and I would rather not go through that. I also know I want a 4:3 tv as I still watch a lot of 4:3 programming. I have shoped the various flat screen hdtv's at 36". MOst of these are flat screen sets which all have geometry issues to one extent or another and it bugs me. The one set that I like is the Hitachi 36udx10s since it has a curved screen it has no geometry issues. The ONLY problem with this set for me is 1 component input. I have researched all the switch box options and it sounds like they might work O.K. I am sure if I went with a switch box though I would go with one of the extron or high end, high price to assure myself that I would not loose any quality for HD sources. This is one option. My other option is to wait 3-4 months for the next generation of these 36" hdtv to arive (postpone my HT to the fall) and maybe the geometry issues will be improved and I could get a nice flat screen and 2 component inputs. One more option I have is purchase a 32" Hitachi now (or the 36") which is on sale at CC for 999.99 and enjoy it for the summer and part of the fall until the next wave of 36" come out. At this point I can sell the Hitahci if I still feel the need to get a nice 36" (dont know how hard it is to sell a 4-5 month old tv, and what kind of resale value it will have). This forum has made me obsessed! I stumbled upon this forum 6 weeks ago with a simple question and became obsessed with this hobbie. Now I am so confused about this tv issue I dont know if I should compromise or hold off on all of it till the fall and hope the next wave will have better geometry. I need to move on one way or the other because this obsession is BAD and is eating up my time. I guess I just want some opinions because I dont know what to do. Alot of people say dont buy a tube if it doesnt have 2 component inputs. But then I could just get a switchbox, but am I loosing quality......AAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!! HELP!