I just recieved my 3rd bad Panasonic flatscreen today and I am not a happy chappy. All 3 have been the 4x3 HD ready direct view Tau's and all 3 have had a slight red push and bad geometry. I am thinking that it might be time to think about a different manufacturer and/or a different type of TV. I know that geometry problems and flatscreens are synonymous with each other. Do I have any real alternatives in the under 2K ball park or not? I have heard that in changing from direct view to RPTV I'm just trading one set of problems for another. Am I asking too much from a set in this price range? Can't I expect my set to reproduce a straight line as a friggin straight line? I want 480p, 1080i and component inputs so I can watch anamorphic DVD's. I'm open to any advice at the moment as I want to know if my best option is just to percevere with replacement sets till a good one arrives. Thanks.