Hey all, I'm interested in purchasing a new television for myself and am wrestling with the HD or analog choice. The situation is that I'm currently a college student still living back home, therefore this television will be going in my bedroom. At the present time I have all my gear out in our main family room hooked up to our smallish analog screen, and have no intentions of moving my gear into my room because I already have a 2 channel set up in there and don't really need the surround. What I would like to do is get a television in my bedroom that is bigger than the living room screen ( I have eyesight problems) and that I can use to view shows or DVD's that only I want to see. I was thinking I will probably buy a TiVo (or similar DVR) and a DVD player to accompany this television, I may also take out my X-Box again and hook it up to this screen. The Tv will be a CRT one in the range of 26-30. I will probably be keeping this television for the longterm as well. For the forseeable future I don't see my family upgrading our cable to digital because we are just standard cable kind of people, nor do I see myself getting HD cable in my room because the lineup is really not all that great. My new television will primarily be used for 4:3 SD cable (though I do have a couple shows which are widescreen) with some DVD watching and the occasional X-Box game. I'd break down my viewing habits as: 20% X-Box,40% DVD, and 40% Tv. I had been really sold on the idea of getting a 16:9 HDTV because I can see the benefits of wide and progressive scan for DVD and gaming + I realize that HD and widescreen viewing are *slowly* become a main stay. OTOH, I've also thought a lot about my intended usage for this set and how much of it appears to based on 4:3 SD cable viewing. I've looked at both analog and digital televisions and while the analog definently lacks they are also much cheaper and are being created with better and better pictures everyday, I can't help but wonder to myself if maybe I should just go with a trusty old analog set and save some money. I also feel though that HD may be the right choice since it is destined to become the norm and is mandated to eventually replace analog, it kinda makes me feel like I'll be shooting myself in the foot buying analog at a cheaper price, especially if I plan on keeping this television for awhile. I don't know what to do. Should I spend the extra money and go with an HDTV or should I save my cash and go with an analog set? My apologies for such a long post but I wanted to give an accurate depiction of what I want to do.