OK. A while back I was quite keen on the idea of a plasma screen; but now that I'm a bit more familiar with the actual resolutions, capabilities and prices of plasma TVs I'm beginning to feel less enthusiastic about the idea. If I could buy a 1280x720 or 1365x768 display for £3500, that'd be great. But I can't. Maybe I ought to be thinking about a projector - but I am looking for a device that can actually function as a couple-of-hours-a-day television, not merely an occasionally-used home cinema display. (And I don't want to have to draw the curtains to watch the news). So, this brings me back to the conventional and RP TV forum, and the following question: Are there any direct-view CRT or rear projection TVs that are actually capable of producing a picture quality comparable with plasma screens, but at a lower price? Or perhaps even better than plasma screens at the same price? I'm looking for something that's at least as large as my current 32" widescreen set; doesn't suffer from flicker (which I am very sensitive to); can do a good job with both PAL and NTSC progressive scan inputs; has good geometry, good contrast (nice dark blacks), good colour saturation, and is sharp (but not edge-enhanced). Sonic capabilities are irrelevant. Given that any direct-view or RP TV is also not likely to be able to deal usefully with PC output or with anything resembling a high definition signal, I'd be inclined to set my budget a little lower than I might have for a plasma, so let's (somewhat arbitrarily) pick £2500. What should be on my shortlist at that level? And can I either get something much better for slightly more? Or something very nearly as good for a great deal less?