I'd buy a dlp (dynamic light projection) tv. They're relatively thin, and they're probably the best value in big screen sets. I have two rear projection hd sets ( a mitshubishi 55" and 65") and I absolutely love them, but conveging can be a pain, and they're HUGE. I got these sets a couple of years ago, and while the picture for hd signals is just as good as on a plasma or lcd, I'd definitly have gotten dlp sets if I was buying now. Not having to converge the sets ever would be nice. . .