I am moving into a new house next month and I have a budget of $1600 for my home theater tv. I want the best and biggest picture I can afford-- that will work in my situation (more on that later). I had eliminated RPTVs from consideration because I believed that the best pictures come from flat screen direct view tvs. However, after doing a search on this forum I've become somewhat enamored with the Panasonic 47" widescreen RPTV which can be had for around $1400 but I'm still uncertain it will work for me. The room I've been alotted is 10X15 with a sliding glass door (light source)on the wall 90 degrees to the left of the tv's position. Avg viewing distance will be about 10-11 feet. Additionally I am considering putting in a skylight in that room (really my other half wants one) but this is not a definite. Will this be too much light for a RPTV? How much does one of those fabled ISF adjustments cost (the house I'm buying is near Ocean City, Maryland)? Is it absolutely neccesary to get that "great picture" I've read so much about from the Panny? The burn in factor is also a concern. What is the best way to avoid this? Is it covered by the warranty? I also will be getting a Boston Terrier puppy in a couple of months so I would be looking to get a screen shield if I purchased the Panny. How much will that set me back? Given my situation am I better off sticking with a high end flat screen tv like a Sony, Samsung or Panasonic?