Well I took the plunge and got a 57H82. I've only had it a few hours and already some minor annoyances are becoming apparent: 1. there is an audible hiss from the built-in speakers when using the cable/antenna inputs. this hiss is constant with volume. has anyone else noticed this on their Toshiba sets? 2. regular cable/antenna quality is very poor. i tried using a digital set-top box, but with that arrangement the non-digital channels were unbearable, whereas the digital channels looked better, but suffered in wide-screen mode. I was gonna wait a few weeks before I got satellite, any suggestions on how to watch high quality tv in the meantime? I haven't committed to an extended warranty yet. Any more suggestion on this topic would be greatly appreciated. Specially from some of you who are electronics retailers, please dispel the myths of extended warranties. Thank you.