We are redoing our family room and because of some strangeness in the layout, the shelving/cabinet where the TV will be located can be only 16" deep. We had been planning to use a Panasonic PT-40LC12 there because it was the only reasonably priced alternative that would fit in a space that shallow. Now Gateway has come out with a $2,999 Plasma, and we're considering it. In many ways, a plasma will solve a lot of problems. Note that a Panasonic plasma is probably out of our budget. We know how much nicer the Panny is (as we already have one in our bedroom). This set will be primarily be used by my kids. Here, were it not for the problems with the cabinet, we would be buying a Sony Wega CRT set at 1/3 the price of either of these. They will mostly be watching NTSC, although we do have a ReplayTV that does 4:3 progressive scan. So what should we do, stick with our original plan or go with the Gateway?