Hi all - I'm a newbie to AVS Forum and just ordered the HL-T7288W. Got a great deal through Abt Electronics thanks to all the research I did on this great board. I'm upgrading from an 8 year old Mitsu 55" Diamond 1080i set which is still going strong...I'm just tired of our 16 foot viewing distance and the small screen from afar
I would have gone with a projector, but my room has lots of windows and no way to close it off from the rest of the house, and it would be impossible to get it dark enough in the day time for viewing, so the RPTV was my only choice and the Sammie 72" was the best value I could find for a huge set.
Having a bit of trouble finding a reasonably priced and low profile stand/cabinet to put it on, though...hopefully I don't have to make one :x
My DirecTV HD DVR upgrade gets done Monday, probably before the set arrives...scored a free DVR, free installation, and 3 months of free service. DirecTV, hurry up and launch more HD channels! Boy how I wish FioS was available here.
The rest of my system consists of an old but fantastic sounding set of B&W fronts and center channel, some Klipsch in-walls for the rears, and a (forget the brand) 12" sub. I have a Denon prog. scan DVD (recently also bought a Philips DIVX DVD that seems to do some upscaling) and a Harmon Kardon receiver...
I look forward to getting my set, setting it up, calibrating it, and watching! We don't yet have PS3 or Xbox 360, but I'm sure those and HD DVD and/or Blu Ray are in the cards.