I have been searching the various boards for a long time to decide on which TV to buy. I wanted to buy a HD RPTV but when I finally got a chance to view them the only ones in my opinion with a good picture were 8 to 10 grand Canadian. My viewing distance is only 7ft so very few RPTVs look good from this distance. I have decided to go with a direct view instead and later fork out the big bucks for a nice RPTV. I was leaning towards a 36 Tau or a 36 XBR with more preference towards the Tau. I have had a Gaoo (Super Flat in US) for awhile with no trouble and am very pleased with it. I have recently come to the conclusion that if i buy a cheaper TV I can also buy a 22 inch monitor for the new computer that I'm building. I would also like to be able to connect a computer to the TV because this would be nice with a laptop or one of my other computers as a MP3 player or a HTPC. The problem that I have is I live in the Arctic so I can't go see the TVs for myself to make a decision. I'm going on vacation in a few days for 2 months so I may be able to see some then but it is doubtful. The TVs I'm interested in are the RCA MM36110, Hitachi 36SDX01S, & Sony KV36FS16. The last one doesn't have a VGA connection which is a concern for the PC but it has a flat screen and I don't think the first 2 do. It does say it has monitor out put but I'm unsure what this is. I mostly watch DVDs and a little regular cable but I hate the cable picture. No chance of viewing HDTV programming for a long time so that isn't a concern. Anyone compare these models and have an opinion as to which is better for what I want? Any other ideas about other models are welcome but I don't think there are any in the same price range with a VGA connection.