So our 4 year old costco quasar? rear projection tv just burnt out. It left an awful smell all throughout the house... That tv was a nightmare. A year ago, the screen got really blurry and the blue beam got out of focus leaving a shadow on everything, and now this. Luckily we've managed to save up a bit and can now get a new tv! I definitely want a Sony... 40" or 46" with 1080p. I can get the following: 46v2500 for $2200 40xbr for $2800 46xbr for $3300 Looking at numbers, it's a no brainer. Get the 46" for 2200 right? But my question is whether or not the XBR is really worth the $600 increase and 6" decrease. I plan on using this tv with my digital cable subscription and with my xbox360. Don't plan on getting HD-DVD or bluray anytime soon... thanks for your help!