Is it just me who thinks that spending between $1500 an $4000 for an HD TV is a HUGE ripoff?? I say this because when the big switchover to HD finaly occurrs.....seems to get pushed back every year.....prices WILL have to drop off consideralbly. Personaly it seems as if these manufacures are taking as much advantage as they can.......same with the HD providers. Think about all of the extra expense that people are paying now when everyting will have to be cheaper down the road. Yes I know if we wait to buy things there will be something better down the road and we will never buy anything.....but ignore that for a second and think about all of the money that people are shelling out for something that will be the NORM not too long from now. It is not the peoples fault for buying these things....a lot of people cherrish their time to relax and watch TV. To me it is the various companies fault for pricing this technology soooo damn high!! With all of that said, I have viewed HD on several occasions and came away EXTREMELY impressed. But I don't think I can could give in to this marketing scheme and shell out huge amounts of money for the TV and pay more a month for the service. I'll get off my platform now .