Well, my samsung 3295HF which was to be 3 years old in about a week took a crap 10mn before the cable guys arrived yesterday to install an HD DVR. Yep, no extended warranty and it seems it is the powerboard that went (like on so many others) and that would be at least $500 to fix. Deciding it was not worth it to fix it, I went with the wife to BB and CC last night to look at the Sony. Obviosuly, comparing TV's side by side in the store is a waste of time. Wound up getting the Sony-being delivered tomorrow (over another Samsung, Toshiba and Panasonic) for $799 (yeah, bought the extended warranty this time). Anyone have it? Thoughts? seems to be the best 32" directview around for the $$$ these days. I will tweak it quick when I get it with VE, give it a week, then go into the service menu and start adjusting from there. HDMI via cable be that much better then component using an SA 8300HD box (or DVD for that mater). Have a 7.1 audio setup, so no worries there.