That's what I am trying to decide. Looking for replacement for 36" RCA. My present setup is dish network, locals via ota, dvd, vcr. The dish signal is supposedly digital, and my locals are or will become available in digital, and we watch several dvd's each week. Most of the programming we watch is the local networks, satellite for movies and sports. I am interested in hd programming, but I don't feel enough is available at this time to justify the additional costs. I do anticipate the purchase of stb to receive the local digital signals. I prefer direct view to projection due to the cleaner, sharper picture. HD sets that I have seen are great with HD content, but soft and fuzzy with non hd. I would like to be able to receive my local networks in both analolg & digital until the digital signal has eliminated the quirks. Are both analog & digital tuners available in televisions, or is it a matter of picking one or the other. I have looked at the Sony 40" model, but understand that it is no longer in production. I want a set that will deliver a clean, sharp picture, regardless of the source. Any suggestions?