Ahoy hoy, I'm looking at purchasing a nice widescreen direct-view set and the Toshiba 34HF83 seems to fit the bill, both in terms of build and image quality. Obviously for the near future, the primary media to be displayed will be DVDs. I'v played with the set a little bit at Future Shop and have been unable to get a picture that really blows me away. That is in part due to the sources at hand. I did once, however, hookup the Samsung DVD-HD93 to the set via DVI. I played back the CGI scene on the animatrix disc and was floored. I'm not sure if the high image quality was necessarily due to the contents of the disc, the player, or the connection. I'd like to spring for the Samsung DVD player, but at a retail of $450-500 Canadian it is a bit high (keep in mind I did pay $1299 for the Sony DVP-S7000 in 1997). Is the DVI worth the additional cost, if not, which progressive players would you reccomend for the 16x9 Toshiba set? Keep in mind, the Samsung includes the DVI cable and any component-based progressive model would require additional funds be directed towards nice cables. Also, can anybody reccomend any settings, as far as brightness, color, etc., I should set the TV to in the store to get a better idea of what I am dealing with? On our aging RPTV I'v traditionally kept the brightness and contrast low while keeping the color rather high to compensate and I'v always been very pleased with those settings, especially on DVD material. My only other concern is that the TV features 540p and 1080i, but not 720p? How crucial is 720p and how will this particular set deal with a 720p source? I know this is a lot of questions but I also know that this is the best place to get my questions answered in an intelligent, articulate manner.