Hello everyone! I'm new to the forum and am putting together a home entertainment center. I've been researching RPTVs and have come down to 3 finalists - The Mitsubishi Diamond or Platinum series 65's, The Hitachi Ultravision XWX or SWX lines or, a late entry, the Theater Wide Toshiba. I'm leaning towards the Mits but have some issues with the differences between the Platinum and Diamond. The CRTs are the same but it appears the 2 models use slightly different lenses. I'm wondering if there is any difference in the picture between the 2, if there isn't I will obviously go with the cheaper Platinum Series. The other RPTV I was considering was the Hitachi SWX line, which utilizes the same CRT and lense system as the more expensive XWX line but is missing the IEEE 1394 interface and built in HD reciever. That actually to me isn't as big a deal as the gawd awful gray borders on that ugly cabinet, LOL. The XWX line looks much better. 2 major home theater publications have given the SWX glowing reviews. Now, I was pretty much decided between these 2 models when I was confronted with the Toshiba Flagship model HDTVs. A local dealer, who sells all of them, prefers the Toshiba over them all - and it did look good. Now, the Mitsubishi that it was sitting next to was the Gold Series 65. I know the CRTs in the Gold is different than the Platinum and when I saw the Platinum in the other showroom I was really impressed with it more so than the Gold Series. It was a 55 tho, hopefully that isn't the reason because I really want the big theater look a 65 gives you. The Toshiba took me by surprise because I haven't seen it mentioned in the major publications like the Hitachi and Mitsubishi's have been. You would have figured a nice set like that would have glowing reviews like the other two. But, in any case that just makes my decision tougher, haha. Any knowledge or expertise concerning these issues would be greatly appreciated. I'm especially interested in the difference technically between the Platinum and Diamond series in the Mitsubishi's. THANX GUYS!!