I've found what I believe are good deals on these two FP's. I can get the Panny for about $1400 after rebate and the Sony can be had for $1800 (with no interest for 18 months My room is about 18 x 13 with 12' ceilings. I plan to put the FP on a stand against the back wall. Also, I do not currently have HD...and may not for a while. Up to this point I've spent what little extra money I've had on the audio section of my HT. Anyone have thoughts on these two units? Or maybe something better for my money. I really don't want to spend more than $1800 because I've found several units that I believe will fill my needs in that price range. Thanks!!