Boy this has been a long ride. I was in the market for a new TV for my new apartment and I had a Panasonic plasma screen on order, but that is taking a very long time to come through. Meanwhile, I had been doing some research and I think I want to go another route. I think I'd rather take all that money and buy a top notch tube screen (Wega/Tau) or projection screen TV and use the remaining money to buy great speakers and receivers. I was in the store browsing the Sonys and Panasonics and I cannot really decide between whether I want a Wega/Tau or a projection screen TV. The Wega/Tau give very sharp, crisp images. But the biggest you can get is 34". The projection TVs however are much bigger at 47" or 53" but the picture quality isn't as great. All those TVs are HDTV capable I think. Now most of my viewing will be Direct TV satellite or movies through a progressive scan DVD player. Obviously for movies and sports, bigger is better... but then I don't know if I will be sacrificing too much image quality by getting a projection TV over a Wega/Tau. Can someone please help me out here by giving me your personal and professional opinions? The model numbers are as follows: Tube: - Sony KV34XBR800 - Panasonic CT34WX52 Projection: - Panasonic PT53WX52 (I don't think the Sony made a good projection TV... or I don't know of one) I could really use some help to narrow down my choices here.