I'd consider Mitsubishi's line of 1080p DLP HDTVs. My family has an older 52" model at home, only 1080i capable, but it's pretty good for the price (with matching base came out to about $1800, just couldn't get them to buy the more expensive 1080p models a few years ago
). Doesn't have the deepest blacks and will jitter with fast motion footage, but movies in both DVD and HD-DVD look great. Mitsubishi's idea of using magenta along with the other five primary colors for color quality works quite well, and is probably the best feature. They're not as bulky as RPTVs used to be. If you're tall and strong enough, you can lift it by yourself (yes I've tried). You do have to replace the bulb after a while, which is the biggest downer.