Well, after nailing down my co-ax problem, doing continuity checks with my S-video connection (a broken pin in the cable was the culprit), and being relieved that my subwoofer is "supposed" to hum a little, I've found that my ancient Hitachi 57" RPTV has probably given up the ghost. It's probably 16-17 years old, and I just had it serviced to correct a blurry picture, and all was well for about a week. Well, it's blurry again. Technically, it seems to have trouble focusing the guns on a single image. I'm getting three images, one green, one red, and one blue, all ghosting all over each other at the top 1/3 of the screen. I've tried aligning it using the test pattern to no avail. Also, it doesn't seem to like DVDs any more--especially dark scenes cause it to roll as if the horizontal hold was damaged. I used to be able to adjust this out, but I can't any longer. So I'm back and I'm asking if I should try to repair it again (there's a 90-day warranty on the repairs) or just buckle down and buy a new TV (heck, the basement HT project is only 400% over budget already, right?). And if I should buy a new TV, should I seriously look into HDTV? I know the advantages and teh technology, but will I be missing out on significant improvements if I simply buy a quality 4:3 RPTV? I'm going to have a tough time selling my wife on an expensive TV. Your excellent advice, as always, is greatly appreciated.