so that's the size I chose as appropriate for my needs, and so that this can just be a simple "offering suggestions" thread, here's why I want what I want. LCD--light weight, and low power usage is important to me price--has to be below $800, just because that's my budget 36" --any bigger is a waste for our room size 720p--I don't have a ps3 or 360, so this is the highest resolution that I need. this will be used actually half for games, half for movies (I don't watch tv) and I must say that I'm the kind of person that notices flaws/glitches instantly. the biggest thing I'm worried about is stuff like refresh rate or blurr. on my computer, I can't play games without v sync turned on because that image tearing that can occur drives me nuts. that's what I'm talking about. I'm asking for help here because I know you guys get a lot of use with your sets, and I'm just starting to have time (finally) to catch up on 3 years of games that I've bought but haven't been able to play. my current tv is a 27" trinitron and I have to use the composite cables because the s-video jack doesn't work properly. so you can imagine what I'm dealing with.