I need some advice on the following: (1) can anyone comment your opinion on this? (2) when you were shopping for RPTV down to two choices, what were your RPTV brand name and model number? (3) why you choose the final one? I notice the Pioneer has better quality and just like you all said, they are almost double the price. Does the country of where the RPTV made from bothers you? I had negative experience myself and I am very cautious about that. I notice Sony and Toshiba RPTV do not make in Japan anymore and so does other brand, I found out the following: Sony - made in US Panasonic - made in China Mitsubishi - made in Mexico Sharp - made in ? Pioneer - made in ? Toshiba - made in US Your comments is most welcome and appreciated! Thanks in advance! This forum is great and team work is what I learned as the key to get the best deal.