I have a few questions. Is there varying degrees of HD? I was at a friends house this weekend and watched the Rose Bowl in HD. Great picture. Change the channel to discovery in HD, and even better definition( this was obviously due to the show itself... animals, water, awesome colors etc). Turn it to an 80s era Chuck Norris movie that was broadcast in HD, and the picture didnt appear to be any better than the picture would have been on my standard tv at home. Why the difference?? Would the Sopranos broadcast in HD on HBO be the same quality as the football game? or the chuck norris movie? ESPNHD was broadcasting figure skating in HD, yet the broadcast was in 4:3 aspect ratio.... why?? I thought all HD broadcasts were 16:9 or close to that aspect ratio. When we switched to the football game 16:9, figure skating 4:3(or close) Is an HDTV really anything more than a monitor for someone with a home Theater? Wouldnt buying an HD ready TV make sense? trying to figure out a reason to by an HD tv with the tuner built in, but it seems to make NO sense whatsoever. If you have cable, they have the HD receivers, same as Directv. I dont know, just doesnt seem smart to buy anything other than HDready. Thanks for your help.