Hi, I came here a couple years ago to get advice on a DVD player, and have since watched 100's of great movies on DVD, this is a great place for educated opinions, comments, and suggestions! Thanks! After reading many threads and articles on the new TV's, i think i'm just as confused as before i started the research, maybe more confused! 1) Right now, i'm considering buying a RPTV for the first time. It seems there are atleast 3 types of RPTV for the home? CRT - the old type? Cathode Ray Tubes? LCD - i know nothing besides it means Liquid Crystal Display, i thought RPTV's did not include any type of special display surface. Last time i saw a RPTV in a home, it had a plastic clear screen that could easily be removed and cleaned. DLP - seems to be a good choice for RPTV? *I currently have a large, heavy CRT, but i am not replacing it, rather i'm adding a "tv-game-dvd" room. Does LCoS have anything to do with any RPTV? Does Liquid Crystal on Silicon have anything to do with Liquid Crystal Display? 2) 1080p would look the best? Would a typical new DLP RPTV with 1080p also be able to play all other resolutons? If i understand correctly: Progressive is always better than interlaced? 480i = most normal older cable channels? i believe my 12 year old 38" CRT is probably 480i? (i'm in BC, Canada) 480p = my current non-HD DVD player, and higher end old CRTs? 720i = low end HD? 1080i = HD 1080p = latest HD resolution? So i need a TV that atleast plays 480i (cable), 480p (DVD), 720i (some HD channels), and 1080i (some HD channels), correct? Right now, i'm slightly favouring Toshiba, but simply because Toshiba is what our local furniture dealer offers, and i can probably choose any Toshiba at cost, since i'm also buying alot of living room and bedroom furniture at the same time from them. Any reason to choose another brand? 3) What features and capabilities should i look for, besides resolution? 4) Who is going to win this TV technology war? I assume LCD-LED? Maybe Plasma or RPTV? Right now my plan is to buy a large RPTV that will satisfy my needs for about 5 years, then switch to whatever is best at that time, because whatever it is, i cannot afford it right now. Am i right in assuming whatever will be the best TV in a couple years, is beyond my price range right now? (around $4k - 60" high res HD)? If so, would buying an RPTV now be a fairly good choice, so i don't spend over $4k right now and still get a decent large TV? Thanks for your help, as it is greatly appreciated! I look forward to your replies.