When I bought my last TV, about 8 yrs ago, it was easy... there were straight-up CRTs, and there were hideously expensive rear-projection TVs that looked like crap. I bought a 27" Hitachi that works as well now as the day I brought it home. Now I'm ready to go HD, and I've been trying to buy a new TV for the past several months but there are so many choices, and so many opinions. I'm really close now to going for it... right now I'm leaning towards a 52" Panasonic LCD rear projection. (Model PT52LCX65... can't post the URL.) ...but I have still have a couple of questions I'm hoping the videophiles on this forum will be able to answer. 1. Burn-in (yes, I scoured the Master Burn-In thread..) Is this an issue with LCD projection or not? I am a gamer, and although most of my gaming will be done in the basement on my aforementioned and soon-to-be demoted Hitachi CRT, I will definitely be spending the odd evening gaming on the new HD screen. (And the first thing I'm going to do upon unpacking the new screen will be to plug in the PS2 and play with my new toy ) Other than that, I'm not the type of person to leave the TV going when I'm not watching it... it'll generally be on for 2-4 hours a day. 2. Fast motion tracers... I know that older flat-panel LCD PC monitors has problems with response time that CRT monitors never did ... older ones were around 25ms, while newer 12ms to 6ms don't seem to be too bad at all. Is this an issue with LCD rear-projection TVs? I was at Best Buy last night, all ready to slap down the cash on this Panasonic, and the saleswoman discouraged me from buying it, citing both burn-in and motion tracers as being a problem with LCD projection. Other sources (friends and threads on this forum) seem to dispute this. Anyway, she tried to sell me a DLP instead, but I found they had a strange distortion effect when viewed from an angle (is this the "rainbow effect" I keep hearing about?)... I ended up buying nothing. So, any help you guys can give me would be great, even if it's just to push me over the edge and end my TV waffling.