I know that we showcased the prototypes for the 2009 models at iCES this year. However, I don't know when manufacturing starts for those models. I might guess that you'd see them begin to appear around the first half of the year, but I have no way of announcing that outside of our official press releases.
As far as prices go, the new models will start likely at a premium price whereas the prices on our current lineup have dropped some.
The decision is yours, but I just don't have any inside information that can directly answer your question.
I am close to deciding on a purchase of an LCD LN46A950. Best price right now is $2339 (expires 1/31/2009). Do you expect prices to continue to fall (wait), should I pull trigger now or wait even further until 2009 models. When will 2009 models be released for sale anyway? Timely response appreciated.