For years I've been watching and reading over tv's. LCD, Plasma, DLP etc... The SXRD seem to get consistently high ratings and they have caught my eye. The tv will be used for a lot of standard tv watching and dvd's, with HD-DVD in the semi near future. We have direct tv and HDTV programming will something that may eventually look into. We would probably do most HDTV watching over the air (if the signal is good, which it should be in our area). The prices of the SXRD have been going down over the last year or so and now they can be had around here for round about 2.2k. Is there any reason not to bite and finally grab this set? I've wanted 1080p since I want something that will last me several years. Bulb life concerns me, but I hear that you can get the bulbs for 200 bucks and they are rated for 5k or so hours. Which should be several years. Is there anything that's just around the corner that's going to blow this tv away soon and make me regret dropping cash on it now? I know that the future is always going to have better sets, but how much better how soon. Thans in advance for the input! Oh I'm also looking in the 50 to 55 inch range. Spending less than 2500 is my goal, but a little more for a lot better set would definately be considered.