Okay, so I have done tons of research and asked lots of questions at the stores. However, I am still stumped because I cannot find the right answers to the questions. I am hoping to get out of my CRT and into a plasma. I definately want to get a PANNY. The question is the ED or the HD. I have DirectTV, but no HDTV Tivo box for the signal and I do not want to buy one right now as it's like 600.00 or so. So I am going to stick with the digital signal and DVDs. I watch about 20-30 hours of TV a week and there are the DVDs (only widescreen). I will be watching from 5 feet away. Am I going to see a BIG difference between the two or is the HDTV going to make that big of a difference? I just know that the 720p is not true HD so I figured that waiting and purchasing a 1080p in 5 years will be relativetly cheaper. So it begs the question on the 480p vs 720p? I am far-sighted and wear glasses so I do not know if that is going to make a big difference. I do not have 20/20 with glasses. Thanks!!