nice set, but unless you're planning on clinging on to SD till the end you might be better off with a 30 or 34HF84 widescreen HDTV, the 30 will be the same money and the 34 will be a couple hundred more
It's a nice set but I just hate to see people spend 800-900 on analog when you have a lot of HD options in that price range. Consider a 4:3 HD maybe, the 32" are a good value, there are lots to choose from for less than 800. The Panny, Sammy and Zenith are all pretty nice, however, I like the Zenith C32V46.
My rule of is, If your going to spend over $500 go HDTV & I would also add the $647 32" Sanyo that Wal-Mart has that has been getting some pretty good reviews over at AVS Forum. If you have to have a 36" set I would look to buy a used one because you can pickup some pretty nice ones for $500