Everytime I think about buying an HDTV I keep coming back to the same issue. Every single HDTV on the market right now is a transitional product with only a partial feature set. None support 1080p signals, which for now is ok, as no 1080p sources yet exist. But few nativley support 720p, and the more I am learning about 1080i, the more i dislike it, and resent a tv "upsampling" to a format which is actually inferior to 720p. To add even more insult, I am shocked at how many HDTV don't even support the full 1920X1080 resolution. Since I am never going to subscribe to anything other than basic cable, I also can't really justify spending thousands of dollars on a TV to watch DVDs that won't even take advatage of the resolution the tv offers. Sure, I would get progressive scan, but that alone isn't enough to convince me to spend a boatload on a transitionary product. I suppose if I was a very wealthy person I might think differently, but I am not, and as it stands the complexity of the situation really irritates me. My only real hope is that at such time as HD-DVD becomes a reality, it's native format is 1080p, and at the same time, 1080p is the norm for HDTVs rather than the exception, and that that 1080p is downconverted for all other displays, such as 1080i and 720p. It would really suck if we end up with the same situaton we have with DVD where the native format must be upconverted.