I know there are similar threads on this topic, and I have read through most of the ones I could find, but I thought it would be useful to start a definite "checklist" and get some input from the knowledgeable MacRumors members on their recommendations and opinions on what I am looking at for my HDTV purchase. First of all, no Plasma for me. From what I've read, it doesn't last as long, there seems to be burn-in issues, etc. They also don't seem to have as many benefits as LCD or DLP. Agree, disagree? (I also am not interested in the whole front projection setup, btw, just personal preference.) LCD versus DLP - thoughts? I have heard many great things about DLP, however I know some of the drawbacks of LCDs were that they didn't come in large sizes and were expensive - two traits which seem to have been resolved as of late. How about HDCP. HDMI. Essential? Contrast ratio - what's good? How about response rate - is 8 ms good? I'd like to wait for 1080p - is this silly of me? How about for HDTV signals - do some/none/all sets have built in tuners yet, or would I eventually need to get a set top box receiver/decoder type of unit for a few extra hundred $$$ to make my TV truly HD? Just thinking about future-proofing. What else should I be looking for, or put a priority on? Lastly, FWIW, I won't be buying for a few more months, so I have the luxury of waiting for price drops, new technology advances, etc. Please share any thoughts you might have on this - I'd really appreciate it!