I am going to be moving out and into my own place with my bride-to-be. I am going to need to get a larger TV. We are most likely going to move into an apartment for a year or so to better our financial position (reduce debt, save more money than what we already have). The biggest TV that either one of us has is my 24 inch Sony WEGA. It is an impressive TV for it's size and has many options you find on larger more expensive TVs that are not present on smaller TVs. Needless to say, I will not be parting with it any time soon. That TV along with the VCR and DVD player I have are perfect for a bedroom setup. I'll eventually get a matching reciever and a Home-Theater-in-a-box for it and use it as my bedroom setup. The 24 inch sized screen is a little too small for normal viewing in a room larger than ~12x12. So I'll have to get a larger TV to fit my needs.
So I was looking at this one: Sony KV-34XBR910
The image and info are from Crotchfeel but I know I can get a better price somewhere else. This is also a Sony WEGA and it is a 34" widescreen XBR. It's HDTV ready, all you have to do is get a tuner. It would be large enough for an apartment and at around 2,000-2,500 it isn't opressive for a TV. Given Sony's track record with TVs that I have owned, I can see owning it for a long time. It is also small enough that it would work as an everyday TV in a larger home or as a TV for a pool/bar room or something.
I just wanted to get some opinions on what people thought. I would not get the stand with it because I think Sony's stands are ghastly. I would probably build an entertainment center to fit that TV's dimensions. Or at least something close. So what do ya think? Is it worth the money? By the time I am ready to get it, it will probably drop in price drastically especially if they release a new model next year.