When I purchased my 27" Trinitron in 96, I bought it knowing it was small, but that I would plop the big cash for the HD big screen later. Well, now I have a living room that is 13/19, w/ a viewing distance of 9', and it's driving me crazy! I need a big screen. My dilemma is I watch a lot of sports, and from what I have read, there are virtually no HD broadcasts of sports (outside of HDnet) - specifically NFL. I have a nice HT going, and this is the big hole in my system. I watch 70% tv, 30% dvd. Question is - How bad is analog(diretv) on a HD ready set? I keep reading it's terrible. I have read on the forum that Elite is the winner for line doubling, but what about the others (Sony, Toshiba)? Will I have buyers remorse on Sundays when I want to watch an NFL game? Recommendations??????