My number one candidate is the Sony KV-30HS420. I currently own a 27S46 and am happy with picture quality, especially the color accuracy. The current lineup of direct-view HD CRT's appear to continue the tradition of good picture quality and attention to features (the various picture-sizing modes are outstanding). Of course, it'd be nice if the warranty went past 90 days on labor, but that seems more of a quirk on the part of Sony than an indicator of low quality. The problem, as my other post indicates, is that Sony has not released a new line of HD CRT direct-views yet this year, keeping the prices relatively high. I'm also looking at the Tosh 30HS85 and the HS84 which it replaces (HS84 has been available in NYC for $680). One Tosh I saw in a Best Buy looked like it might have picture linearity problems, but mind you this is via a video image fed in through the RF antenna input. There are also the Philips models, including a 30-inch HD CRT which lists for about $700. Magnavox has a new model out (30MW5405) which looks to be identical to the new Philips models. Samsung is a possibility though the feature sets don't seem so well thought out. And then there are the Sanyo sets from Walmart. So any feedback would be most appreciated.