well thanks for the suggestions guys. I suppose i could increase the spending limit to about $3,000. I also really don't mind the 28" depth of the tv b/c it is going to be placed inside the wall where theres a cut out of 26" deep. So do you think a DLP would be a good choice for the money or would a traditional big screen be a better bet? Remember that my #1 concern is how good the picture is for DVD's.