Looking for a new TV? ExtremeTech just published a nice guide on buying a flat panel HDTV.
Here's a snip:
The only thing worse than being unable to attend a favorite sporting event in person is knowing that the event is being broadcast in high definition and that your current TV won't do it justice. Classic sporting events such as the Super Bowl and the Daytona 500 drive many a pixel-deficient fan into stores in search of an HD upgrade, and more often than not that quest ends with a thin, flat television. Mounted on a stand or wall, flat-panel HDTVs are tempting the eyes of sports fans with detailed imagery at increasingly affordable prices. Manufacturers now measure flat-panel longevity in decades, not years, so you'll have to live with your decision. Ensuring long-term satisfaction with an HDTV is easily accomplished with a little planning and some basic knowledge about what makes each of these HD display technologies tick..