I'm kind of in the same boat as the Sony guy. I also have a killer 32in Sony XBR CRT (no HD). Have followed this forum since Day One. The Spectre looks like a great deal. However, my Sony gives a spectacular picture regarding SD and DVD's (anyone who visits me says it almost looks like HD). Although I love gadgets, I personally don't see any rush in getting a new LCD until the technology catches up a bit: more HD channels, more 1080P source material (there are like zip now). I do alright, but damn, $2400 is a good chunk of change for a TV. These LCD's will come down a little bit more in the next 6-9 months; maybe you can nail a more reliable brand like (Phillips, Sony). However, if your current TV stinks, and you must have an LCD right now, the Spectre seems like a great deal. My Sony's picture is just too good to give up (even non-HD). I work in graphics and I'm still a huge fan of CRT - I'm hoping they adapt the technology to produce them in lighter/thinner sets (but I'm dreaming).