Re: Which 1080P for sports?
I know it is expensive but I would look at a DVDO VP50 video processor. It really helps with a lot of scaling issues and video maladies.
I am a BIG hockey fan and can say that a professinal calibration is a big deal. My guru is somewhat local to you - Kevin Miller. He posts a lot on this forum. I would recomend you look him up. He can make your set sing.
I like the JVC HDILA rear projection sets as well as the Sony SXRD stuff. Bigger is better.
Also note: there is no native 1080p sport thus the scaling is KEY. I would also get at least one BR or HD DVD player to REALLY see what your set can do.
Jerry Del Colliano