OK, since there have been several of these questions recently, I decided to make a short questionaire for anyone who needs help deciding on a new TV. Those of us who know TVs end up asking all these questions anyways and it will help us narrow down the choices for you. If anyone has any additional criteria that should be added to the questionaire, let me know and I'll put it in. 1. What is your total home theater budget (TV and surround system)? 2. On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you value sound as compared to your TV? 1 is you don't care at all about sound, you just want a TV, and 10 is you HAVE to have the best surround sound, even if it may cut back on your TV size and quality. (If you already have a surround system and do not wish to buy a new one, answer 1 here) 3. Do you have any specific discount club memberships? (i.e. Sam's, Costco, etc.) 4. Do you need to wall mount it or have other reasons you would only consider flat panel and not rear projection or front projection? 4. Any restrictions on size? 5. What is your typical viewing distance going to be? 6. Do you plan to use it as a computer monitor? 7. Do you plan to game on it? if so, what system(s)? 8. On a scale of (1) to (10), rate which is more important to you within your size restrictions, picture quality, or size? (1) being quality is most important (i.e. you are willing to sacrifice a few inches for the best picture possible as long as it meets your minimum needed size ), and (10) being size is most important (i.e. picture quality is not important at all if you can get the biggest screen possible). 9. Are there any brands you definitely prefer? Are there any you definitely dislike? 10. Do you have to buy your TV in a brick and mortar store (i.e. Best Buy) or would you be willing to buy it online? 11. What is the layout of your room, and where will your TV be situated? be sure to disclose any windows, lamps, or other ambient light sources that you would not be willing to cover with curtains (NOT blinds). 12. Do you have an available wall that is 60" or larger and are you willing to consider front projection? 13. Any aesthetic requirements we should be aware of? 14. Do you have any discounts with any retailers or vendors? 15. What is your typical viewing content? (dramas, sports, action, etc.)? 16. Are you planning on a professional installation, or are you the DIY type? 17. If you get a flat panel, will you want to wall mount it and will you want a stationary mount or something that pulls out from the wall and pivots your TV to an angle? 18. Anything else we should be aware of (i.e. mounting over fireplace, etc.)?