I would like to venture into the hd world soon but I am limited on my funds but maybe the Akai PT4298HD at Costco would be a possibility. I see them at Costco for about $899 so that is a plus and the fact that Costco has an really go return policy (basically I can return it even a year after purchase if it does not work out). The two questions I have are: What is all your takes on the HDTV? PQ on digital cable, DVD, and possibly HDTV, and anything else? Second, the height seems to be low. I have what I would call normal sized furniture and the tv seems to be low. I know that there is a stand at circuit city that matches the samsung model that is similar to this unit but if later the Akai does not work out I don't want to be stuck with the stand because circuit city's return policy is not a open and long as Costco's. Those of you that have this unit what have you done? Did you buy the stand? Was the tv height not an issue? Thank you.