Ok, I need help one more time with a comparison on the tv's mentioned above. I was looking seriously at the 57h82 and the hitachi, but I am now leaning towards sony. I stopped by circuit city tonight to check out the hitachi and found it looked horrible. The colors were way off (could just be floor model), but most importantly it was grainy. I switched back and forth between hd signal and standard broadcast signal, but no luck. On HD it did look acceptable, but no where near as good as the others around it. Also, the swx looked kind of dark especially at off angles when compared to the uwx hitachi. I bounced back and forth between the uwx and swx and actually think the uwx looks better. Then I spotted the Sony 57wv600 and was very impressed. Everything I read says to stay away from Sony, but the picture was very clean and crisp. So can anyone provide some input on any of these tv's? I have extended my budget to about 3K +/- 200, but no more. Also, is 2699 a good price for the sony? CC has it on sale and it comes with a free dvd player ( a very cheap apex). Although they will give me 50 dollars credit towards any dvd player (I'm think Panasonic progressive scan). Anyone have any thoughts? Thanks again, Mike B.