Sony makes a good LCD. This may work well in your room as you have a lot of light. Also consider Samsung LCDs.
Since you have had a Panny crt (which isnt very bright) if you went for a panny plasma, you would have a large bump in light output and at the same time avoid all the LCD issues.
Ahh, Thanks Gregg for remembering my [email protected]!!!! I will give you an email about calibration when I get the 850. I'm most interested in the 850 because of the Gorilla Glass because I've known to bump into my screens with my chair. How does 850 calibrate with your skills? Can we get it to shine .