LOL I bet you all hear that a bunch! I'm looking to drop about 2k on a box (8ft sitting distance, 30%dvd, 70%cable and sports) and I can not even begin to tell you how helpful this forum has been in helping me narrow down my search (and in eductaing me on features and terminology.) After scratching through these boards, and many others, I was all set to purchase either the much talked about 'Pan 53wx42' or the Tosh '50h82'. I went to two stores (BB and CC) and decided I preffered the Toshiba based on the look and general gut feeling. Then I went to onecall.com to price match and noticed that they have the Tosh model that is a step down from the 508h2 - the 50h81. Man, and then I noticed that for the same price as the 50h82 I could get the 57h81 !! That is 7 more inches. The question is... what am I really giving up buy buying an older model? I realize that the *.82 model is DVI upgradeable but from my readings on here and other places I am not sure that is a big concern for me - well its hard for me to say that because outside of the copyright prtection issue, I dont know much about it. Is there any other practical benefit (aside from a hypothetical in the future) to having a DVI connection? But besides that, is there any other reason why you would suggest I do NOT buy an older model even though I can get a much bigger screen size for the price? Thank you all soooo much and again.... Killer forum!