This would all seem like a pipe-dream were not for the US actually having these on sale, right now: http://www.syntaxusa.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=40&products_id=122 37" 16:9 Cinema-Style Widescreen Aspect Ratio HDTV Display Ready (480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p) 800:1 High Contrast Ratio Wide UXGA 1920 x 1080 Resolution High Brightness 750 cd/m2 12ms Response Time Dual Built-in TV Tuner PIP & Picture Grid Views Digital YC 3D Comb Filter HDTV, Progressive Scan Inputs 176 / 176 Degree Wide Viewing Angles VGA (DB15) & DVI HDCP Inputs 20W + 20W Surround Speakers And even at $3,000 from somewhere as well-known as buy.com: http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=90139794&dcaid=1688 Im definitely holding off my LCD TV purchase at this point (having been researching for four months) for a UK 37 true HDTV panel (37" inch being a more sensible size and price point for this technology than the current Sharp 45 monster, the LC45GD1E: http://www.allders.com/id-6793/Product.go that I really can't justify). My next TV purchase will ideally have to last around 5 years and thats way into UK HDTV territory, so a true 1920x1080 panel is the sensible route for me its also a proper PC resolution (an option on my ATI card) unlike 1366x768 on the current panels with all the scaling and black bar/dot-for-dot compromises that entails. And to be honest its not far off time-wise the Sharp G/Titanium series only took 5 months to come from the US to here this year. I cant imagine any other required features other than it coping with native Europe 50Hz input and ideally a DVB-T digital tuner. From a bit of further research there now seem to be a couple of manufacturers already producing 37 true HDTV panels now which is great news. Just need some of the quality plants like LG/Philips and Sharp to step up to this too. 37 true 1920x1080 has to be the consumer sweet spot for next year, surely. www.cmo.com.tw CMOs 37 LCD TV panel is true high-definition display panels, incorporating the Super MVA technology developed by CMO to achieve a high resolution of 1920 x 1080. The unit can achieve fast response time of less than 8 msec across all gray scale. Other specs: brightness > 550 nits, contrast; 800:1, power consumption < 150 W. 37 is a LCD size ideally suited for the average-sized living room. CMO expects to begin the mass production in the third quarter of this year. http://www.auo.com/newsDetail.php?intTempId=1&intNewsId=166 Their [AUO's] latest 37" LCD TV model is featured with 1920 X 1080 HDTV high resolution, 800:1 high contrast ratio, and has Premium MVA technology of 170/170. Its 32" TV panel also has a high contrast ratio of 800:1, high brightness of 550 nits and the same Premium MVA technology of 170/170.