ok, heres my deal. my current tv is a piece of crap. its a phillips magnavox smart series from about 5 years ago. it's 23", which works out good in my room, because it's smaller. this tv sucks, the only inputs are a single coax cable and a single set of composites. i really wish this tv would die already, i use it all the time and i'm impressed that it still works. i have a series 1 and a series 2 tivo and basic cable. also i have a phillips progressive scan dvd player DVP 642 (awesome dvd player i might add) my tivos best video output option is s-video, because i don't have an HD tivo and i don't think i will be getting one for at least 5 years (when hd tv takes over, i will get the stepdown box so i can use my current tivos, once tivo starts releasing a nicely price hd tivo, i will get one of those, but that will be at least 3 years from now) i'm looking to get a new tv. heres what i have in mind. Syntax Olevia LT26HVE 26" HD-Ready Flat-Panel LCD TV it goes for around $599 after rebate every once in a while at CC and best buy, however it's not a true 16:9 display and i'm concerned that the picture quality will be less than a CRT display. i'm also concerned that this thing will crap out or develop hot pixels/lines in like 2 years... i don't want to spend over $600 for a display and i'm also looking at the Samsung TXR2765 27" Dynaflat HD-Ready TV which is a CRT, but is 16:9 that displays 1080i cliffs: my current tv sucks, want a new HD capable one for under $600 around 26"