I've come all the way around until I'm more mixed up than when I started. It all started when my 15 year old rptv mitsubishi died on me. I went out and got a new 55inch mitsu widescreen--my dream tv. I then learned the hard lesson that these tvs only look good with hd signals, dvd, or at least a good satellite signal and nothing can make sports like football look decent unless it is hd--the movement is just too much. Since I watch an awful lot of pro and college football and some other sports, in addition to cable(can't get satellite b/c of trees and there is only one ota station available to me--nbc) then I am stuck. I have scanned my options and, if number one does not turn up--I have to go with one of the others. I am definitely sending this beauty of a set back because I can't watch the full 55 inches of garbage that comes in on it. If I can't go with option #1 What would YOU do? #1--try to get my old reliable 52 inch analog set fixed and wait until there is some hd programming I can access to buy a new tv. Costs about $300-500. #2--buy a 32 inch analog set, cry because my dvds don't look as good--but be happy because the picture on sports and cable is better than rptv digital. Then I wait until hd programming comes out to buy a hd set. Costs about $500 for a cheap one like a jvc to around a thousand for a Sony WEGA #3-get a smaller--32 or 36 inch direct view tv(wega xbr or hi-scan) hdtv ready set. The sports still look a little crappy but not as noticeable as on a 55 and the dvds look good--plus I am ready for the future. Costs about 2000-2400. #4--I'm missing something. There is indeed a way to have it both ways. Some company makes a digital set that truly makes analog fast motion or detailed pictures look "real". The Sony WEGA DCR controls don't do it, nor does the mitsu 960i interlace option. OR, there is some adjustment that can be made that will improve my set. I have done the AVIA setup to little avail.