Hi everyone. I need some opinions & advice on HDTV's, cable, & Direct TV. I've pretty much decided to buy an HDTV, and thus will need either an HD box, or HD service. I basically have 2 questions. One about the TV's themselves, another about service providers. So here goes.... HDTV's From all that I've read (mostly on CNET.com) about the different options, LCD, Projection, and Plasma, the information & cost has lead me to a 50" Plasma. LCD's (higher quality one's) are more expensive & I'd like to keep the costs under $2000 for a TV. If possible, I'd like to squeeze in a PS3 & TV for that price. The two TV's that come to mind are a Samsung & the Panasonic (both 720p). Most reviews rate these two as the best in their respective class (the Pioneer Kuro rates highly too, but is more $$), with the Samsung getting the edge because of it's slightly cheaper price & USB port, which the Panasonic doesn't have. Anyhow, my bud has the Samsung, and the picture quality is unreal. I actually watched a Bruins game at his house because of the picture. So, my question's are, do you know these TV's? Are they worth it? Is Plasma the right way to go? Should I go 1080p, or is the difference neglible? How is the glare? Did I miss anything? Service Providers Moving to an HD set up requires HD service, or with Comcast, an HD box. I am a former Dish Network customer who now has Comcast. I like Comcast but it is mucho $$. I have no problems going back the satellite as I enjoyed the service. I initially switched because I eliminated my home phone (single guy with a cell phone). Anyhow, Comcast is expensive, and I'm considered switching to Verizon phone & DSL with Direct TV. It'd be a little cheaper, but would give me more channels & recievers for other TV's. My question's here are, should I switch? My bud had Direct TV and his reception always had problems. Which is better for HD? Can you watch different channels on different TV's with Direct TV? I could with DISH. Am I missing anything? Buying a TV Online I almost forgot, does anyone have an advice on whether or not it's wise to buy a TV online? The TV's listed above are considerably cheaper online, than they are at the local electronics stores, like Best Buy, Circuit City, etc. The difference is somewhere in the $300-400 range. That's a good chunk of change that would go a long way toward a PS3! BTW, does anyone know what level phone line I'll need if I move to Direct TV? Would the flat rate plan be ok? Doesn't D TV make toll free calls to itself? Thanks for any, and all advice fellas.