Hi Guys, Plan to move from a 50Hz Direct View CRT 29" 4:3 Sony to the Sony 36FS76 or maybe even the KP44PX2. I don't know much about RP TVs in general as I've only ever owned a direct view CRT type. I'm concerned about tube life , cost of parts etc? Any direct view CRT TVs I've owned to date have lasted me approx 6 - 8 years, they've not even failed after that time but I've just upgraded. Question 1- I've had a quick read through some of the RP postings in these forums but was unsure whether the Sony KP44PX2 had bulbs/lamps/ or tubes ? in it. Not sure if I've the correct terminology. Anyone any info on this please? Question 2 - Anyone any ideas about how long I might expect to get from the KP22PX2 with respect to the life of its CRT devices?(Whether they're lamps/bulbs/tubes etc.) Question 3 - Will a RP set fail quicker if its switched on & off with moderate frequency or would it be better to leave it on & running. (ie Is there a greater chance of blowing its tubes/bulbs etc with it being regularly switched on & off maybe several times a day by kids/wife) The salesman in the Sony Centre (Dublin Ireland) indicated that the KP44PX2 would have the same life expectancy as the direct view CRT sets I've previously owned 6-8 years based on my viewing pattern being the same? Approx 50-60 hours per week. I'd be obliged for feedback from anyone with RP sets in general to know what their experience has been in moving from direct view CRT to them & also from KP44PX2 owners in particular with their views on this model. I can't afford plasma/LCD, don't have room for a set bigger than 44" (also wouldn't be allowed ;-)) or Front Projection System but anyone got any showstopping reasons why they wouldn't go for RP in general or the KP44PX2 specifically if in my position?? Thanks in advance for your time & any feedback.