While I am not new to Home Theater, I am new to RP HDTV's. I have done a decent amount of reading these posts on various brands of HD Monitors and have almost read myself out of buying one. I originally was looking at the Panasonic 47" until I read bad stuff about that one. Then I went out and looked at Toshiba's 50 and 57 inch but then came across articles saying that Toshiba has major quality control issues. I then considered Mitsubishi until I read all the posting about the "red push" problem. It almost sounds like the technology has not quite been refined yet. At least not in the $2,500.00 - $3,000.00 range. In this forum, as well as a couple of others, the bulk of the postings are negative for all brands. I do realize that most forums and newsgroups attract negative postings and problems, as those people are seeking answers but it seems to me that those dealing with RP HDTV's are plagued with negative reviews on all major brands of RP HDTV's. I am sure that there is no simple answer to this question but I will ask it anyway. What is the best quality, around 50", RP HDTV, for around $3,000.00, currently on the market? In addition, when do the 2002 models come out and should I wait for them to come out before purchasing?