First off, you don't need native 720p support in the TV thats why Sony, Tohsiba, Pansonic, etc. don't do it. Progressive DVD players output 480p format, which all of the sets support. If you add a HDTV STB, its output can be selected for any of the formats - you would select 1080i, it would then convert all input formats (even 720p) to 1080i for you. The cheapest 34" 16:9 set without internal TV tuner appears to be a Daewoo model, selling for around $1600 at Costco - but this is a cheap Korean model, so its quality and reliability might be a risk. The Toshiba 34HF81 is also $1999 at Costco. The Philips cost more and don't appear as good as the Toshiba. The current Panasonic and Sony models are much higher priced $3000-4000. The new models from Panasonic and Sony coming out in the next few months are cheaper, the Sony 34XBR800 is supposed to be under $2500, that looks like a good quality set at a decent price. The cheapest HDTV 16:9 set out right now is the Samsung 30" on sale at Best Buy this week for $1099 if you can handle a smaller 30" vs 34", you can save a lot. Samsung's new HDTV models are a bargain, though smaller - but they do now include all the features of the more expensive sets like 2 HD component inputs, 3:2 pulldown, and 2 tuner PIP.