Hi, my name's Jenna and I'm a new member shopping for my first "serious" Widescreen HDTV, so I'd appreciate any opinions from the seasoned experts on this forum, especially those who own either of the following brands of widescreen projection TVs. After shopping and reading magazine reviews for more than 4 months, I've narrowed my choices down to Sony KDP-57XBR2 ($4999) or Pioneer SD-643HD5 ($3,799). I'm having customized white oak cabinets "built" around the HDTV, and have decided that a black TV cabinet would look best. The Sony KDP-57XBR2 just arrived locally at Circuit City, and the picture is simply amazing via a satellite source. It has a built-in HDTV Tuner, and automatic convergence. The Pioneer SD-643HD5 doesn't have a built-in HDTV tuner, and has manual convergence, yet the set is larger and less expensive. I can only find it locally at Best Buy, and my favorite salesguy there said it's their "best". Unfortunately, after he had my interest, he informed me that the 64" model is being discontinued there so I would have to search out-of-town for one. The salesman said they'd probably be getting a newer Pioneer in to replace it, but won't know for over a month. Of course, the new Pioneer they get to replace it will probably cost more. If anyone owns either of these sets, or owns a similar widescreen model over 57" (with a black cabinet) that they're thrilled with, I would greatly appreciate their input. None of my friends or coworkers are really into Home Theater, nor do any of them own a set bigger than 36", let alone know what HDTV stands for...so I've no where else to turn to. I'm upgrading from a measly 32" Magnavox with a puny Sony Dolby Pro Logic receiver/surround sound system that I bought at Montgomery Wards 2 yrs ago (stop laughing), so you can understand my urgency. I long to watch "Sex In The City", "CSI", or any of my 300+ DVDs on decent system. Thanks to all who respond! Sincerely, "Anxious in Asheville"