Here we go. 1. What is your total home theater budget (TV and surround system)? $2500 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. 7 3. Do you have any specific discount club memberships? (i.e. Sam's, Costco, etc.) Sam's 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? Don't have to wall mounted 4. Any restrictions on size? None 5. What is your typical viewing distance going to be? Viewing distance of 9'. 6. Do you plan to use it as a computer monitor? No 7. Do you plan to game on it? if so, what system(s)? Yes, PS3 and lots of it 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). 1 9. Are there any brands you definitely prefer? Are there any you definitely dislike? Doesn't matter 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? Not 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). The room is 16X12. It has a large window, which is covered by curtains, on the left perpendicular wall that faces south and french doors across the wall from where the TV will be located. 12. Do you have an available wall that is 60" or larger and are you willing to consider front projection? Yes 13. Any aesthetic requirements we should be aware of? None 14. Do you have any discounts with any retailers or vendors? None 15. What is your typical viewing content? (dramas, sports, action, etc.)? Dramas, Sports and Action 16. Are you planning on a professional installation, or are you the DIY type? DYI 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? Stationary 18. Anything else we should be aware of (i.e. mounting over fireplace, etc.)? None And yes lawyer I do want to have some type of sorround system, not as pricey as the $1000 one you showed, but something around $300-$400 range. BTW, thank you both for your input.