Ok, so I have been reading and searching this forum extensively the past 48 hours and would like some advice from all of you hd-know-it-alls. I'm looking to buy an HDTV specifically by the time Halo 3 comes in Sept. I also want to primarily use it as a pc monitor for gaming and watching normal DVDS and SD programming (but probably HD later at some point). So, in short think - primarily gaming. Halo 3. Must. Look. Sweet. I believe what I am looking for is an LCD tv since I have read that plasmas arent good for gaming and space in my little one bedroom is short (no rear projection then). Also my room is very brightly lit so again no plasmas (I think). My viewing distance is about 6-7 feet and I'm thinking something in the range of 40-46" and I believe I can settle for a quality 720p instead of 1080p since Im not going too huge. Have I been totally mislead or do my conclusions sound pretty reasonable? I want to spend right around the 1k mark (say $800-1200) and I know that is pretty cheap but I see brands like Olevia and Vizio on newegg etc. for like 700-800. Does anyone have any models that they personally own or brands that are reputable that would fit the bill? I am also worried about picking the wrong type of tv that will ghost or something so please yell at me if LCD is a no no!