I have a nice HT and absolutely no gaming hardware yet. I started investigating these 2 systems several weeks ago and am having a tough time making a decision. I'm not partial to any particular games at this point and am just starting out from a gaming perspective. I have found that the XBox has an HD kit that you can purchase separately but I can't seem to find a similar feature for the PS2. My TV will only accept 480P signals from a component input perspective but the literature implies that the device for the XBox supports this (except for movie playback but I won't be using the XBox for that). Can anyone confirm that the HD kit actually provides a better gaming experience and works with 480P inputs? Also, any other comments comparing these 2 systems would be greatly appreciated.