Today I finally got the guts to go to my local SEARS to take a first look at the 16:9 ~40" widescreen TVs. Was it total luck or what? Right next to each other were: Hitachi 43" Mistubishi 46" Panasonic 47" All the HDTV 16:9 playing DISH HDTV channel Wow. I was amazed with all of 'en. The guy was a traine, and I had a friend with me, but I just about busted out the plastic and bought it right then and there for the SEARS price! Mind you, I'm a youngen! I know you can't really compare TVs that arnt calibrated, but I was extremely impressed with the Panasonic 47WX49. But then I thought: I'll wait a few days, then bring in an online price, and get this sucker for $500 cheaper. I must say, I was incredibly happy. I just wish I could see the Toshiba 42H81. That one really sounds like a gem.