I am in the process of upgrading my "home theater" system. I just got an ATV3 a few weeks ago. I have a PS3 and an XBox360 already. I am looking at getting a new TV, then eventually I will look at getting a new surround sound system. My current TV is 6 or 7 years old, 42" 720p Sanyo LCD. It wasn't too bad back in the day (cost me $1k :S ), and it is still holding up fairly for how long I've owned it and how much I've used it (A LOT)...but it is starting to show some age...I can see some faint blackening on the screen at times...like it is starting to get "burnt it" or something? And it is extremely limited as far as functionality and customization go. I think it is time to relegate this TV to the bedroom and get a new TV for the family room. I am looking for suggestions on a new TV. My wants are pretty basic... 50" + 3+ HDMI outputs Optical audio out As far as LCD, plasma, or LED...I'm really not sure which is "best". I have heard arguments for both. FWIW, I plan on gaming on it a fair amount (XBox360) and watching a lot of HD cable content. I'll have the ATV, Xbox, HD cable receiver, and a pretty standard 5.1 surround sound system connected. I am going to have it at a "straight on" viewing angle, it is going to be in a fairly dim lit room for the most part, and the couch is going to be about 15" feet away (guessing). I am not really partial to any particular technology. I know LED is newer so maybe that is the route to go to be sure it is the most "future proof"? Also I'm not too concerned about brand...I just don't want something really cheap/generic (I admit, I went with a cheaper brand when I got the Sanyo...fortunately it has held up well). Looking to spend between $800-$1200. I am slightly flexible on the high side...I'm willing to pay a little more if the value is there. What do you guys recommend?