I'm just getting set up with my first Home Theater system -- big screen TV, 5.1 speakers, DVD player, etc. -- and I was planning to hook it up to digital cable, which I've been using for some time now. I've been thinking of making the switch to DirecTV because I understand that the picture and sound quality is a little better. But one option is to get High Definition DirecTV. The upside is that I get a few HDTV channels (HBO, Showtime, HDNet, etc.) and I can use the receiver to also get local over the air HDTV channels (CBS is available here today, NBC next month, and presumably the others next year). But to get this HD receiver for DirecTV, it will end up costing me an extra $800 to $1000. I presume that if I wait another year, the price of HDTV receivers will go down and the HD content will go up, and there is no question that HDTV will some day be a must have for a home theater. But what about today? Is it really worth almost $1000 just to get a few channels in HDTV, with not even all content on those channels in high definition? Obviously a subjective question, but I'd love to hear from those who have grappled with this same question. -Jeff P.S. My system: Toshiba 57" widescreen (57HDX82), Energy Take 5.2 speakers, Toshiba SD4800 DVD player, Yamaha receiver.