After a lot of research on the internet, I purchased a Toshiba 57HX81, a new Yamaha receiver (RX-1000) and a Pioneer Elite CV-36 DVD/CD player. I also bought a Bose Acoustimass 15 speaker system. I know what a lot of people in this forum feel about Bose speakers, but it fits my needs and I was able to get the system for a very good price. I live in a rural area and we have excellent cable signals via AT&T Broadband, but of course, no HD signals are available on cable yet. I am unable to receive airborne HD signals. I also realize that some HD programming is available on the satellite feeds, but not much. Through the use of progressive scan capability, I DO get an excellent picture from the DVD to the TV, but I understand that true HD is better. I guess I am about two years too early to take advantage of the capabilities of my new system. In the meantime, I will enjoy standard programming on my new TV. I would have to say that a large rear projection picture of a standard TV program is not quite as good as a CRT picture due to some pixelization, but the screen size is really nice and I am already used to occasional pixelization. I just hope that the cable and satellite providers hurry up with more HD programming.