Here's something I wasn't expecting to happen, but am excited about. This article describes a new CRT technology Samsung is planning to start manufacturing at the end of this year (I'd expect them for next fall refresh). 32" CRT depth is reported to be 35cm(14"), with a finished TV depth of 40cm (16"). This is about 10" thinner than current 32" CRT TVs, and about the same depth as current DLP RPTVs. The article also reports that Samsung is developing tubes which are 4" thinner still for production 2 years later. If Samsung is the only one who has such TV's on the market I can definitely imagine them having a competitive advantage. Currently my entertainment center is sitting 8" farther into the room than it otherwise would to accommodate the bulk of my 32" CRT (Panasonic 32HL42). I'd love to get that space back, and I'm sure many a buyer would have an easier time justifying a TV in the 30-36" range to the SO if it wasn't as deep. -- Dave Note: I was originally referred to this article by www.arstechnica.com.