Well, I think I'm going to bite the bullet and replace my Toshiba 40H80 this weekend. What would be my best choice between the two sets mentioned in the topic? I haven't seen the 34WX52 side-by-side with the 34XBR800, but I kinda think that the Panasonic has a better picture. But... The Sony features the DVI input. I know it's a bit of a touchy subject, but is it really that important to me? Also, the Sony is much larger and bulkier than the Panasonic. I guess it may make the TV look bigger, but I don't need those big speakers on the side, heck, I don't need the speakers at all. The Panasonic has tiny little speakers that kinda hide along the bottom, which is good for me. Any advice would be fantastic. They're both really good sets, but I'm not sure which trade-off is better, slightly better image (in my opinion, and both of these were at a mom-n-pop type store, calibrated and all that jazz, playing HDNET), or the DVI input. They're both the same price. I'll also need to get a stand. The Sony has a nice matching unit, but I don't really care as long as I get something strong enough to hold a 200lb tv. One last question... I didn't get a chance to play with the Panasonic's stretch modes, I will have to watch some 4:3 content, and the occasional non-anamorphic dvd, I know the old Panasonic forced you to stretch the image somehow and the stretch modes were pretty bad. How are the new ones? I've read about the Sony's modes and they seem to cover everything. Anything else I may not be considering?