I have been surfing these boards for a couple of days trying to get insight from a Newbies perspective. I have approx. a $6000.00 budget and I'm trying to decide between a Pioneer 5040 or 5045 or a higher quality 42" or 43" like a Fijitsu, Hitachi,Panasonic or Pioneer. There are just so many choices! I've seen the Pioneers and Panasonics (I prefer the Pioneers) but the Hitachi has peaked my curiosity based on some reviews I found online (Not seen in person). In addition, I can get a decent deal locally on the Fujitsu 42 but I'd be giving up screen size for possible higher quality? I'm not sure. Your opinions and thoughts are valued and welcomed. I look forward to your replies!!