I have been debating on purchase a new amp or HDTV monitor upgrade. Funds and my tastes in gear make it so that I have to upgrade/build in steps. After reading all the posts on 5C and CP on this site and others, I'm thinking of delaying the TV purchase in favor of the amp. I know I will be missing out on DVD's on a widescreen but it comes down to one question, In x years will I be satisfied with my TV purchase if all I can watch is 480P. My answer is NO, 480P is not HD. There are starting to be competing ways (DVI, FireWire, HDMI?) to get the digital content into your set and if you guess wrong, to bad . Droping another $2-3K is unacceptable to me. E-mails to the members of 5C (Mits, Hitachi, Toshiba, Pana, Sony)has yeiled very little other than quote like we support DVI (what ever that means), Mits has even gone their own way and is supporting FireWire. Right now I feel like my $3K would be better invested with Enron. If I am way off base and just paranoid please correct me. I would like to purchase a new monitor this year but I don't want to waste my money.