I tried posting this last night and it was moved to the "Retail vendor's feedback" section because I mentioned the store I am buying this tv from. So I've omitted the references to the store and salesman so some people in this section can actually see it. I went to hhegregg and talked to a salesman about the Hitachi 57TWX20b and learned some interesting things. I'm curious to see what people on this board think aboout what he told me. I asked him when the '04 models were coming out and he wasn't 100% sure but he said in the next 3-4 months most likely. He said that it would be better to buy the current model because Hitachi is going to dumb-down next year's model. In a nutshell he said that Hitachi felt they "over-engineered" this model since it compared pretty favorably to the Pioneer Elite series which is quite a bit more expensive. He said they were going to reduce the number of lenses from 5 to 4 on next year's model and sell it for around the same price. Anybody else hear something about this? If you want to see the original post it's in the "Retail and Wholesale Vendors Feedback" section.