Hello everyone. I hope I'm not in the wrong thread. I'm not an active member of this board, but I just jumped into the cheap way to get HDTV. I bought an open box RCA DTC-100 from Best Buy for 250 bucks. Being the cheap schmoe that I am, I can't afford a HDTV set, so I'm using a computer monitor. The picture from my one local digital station (PBS) looks amazing. I'm trying to figure out which format the monitor is displaying, because I'm doubting if an old computer monitor is capable of displaying 1080i. Anyways, I've hooked it up to both a 17" monitor and a really old 14" monitor. The picture is great on both (I didn't believe my junky old 14" monitor could display such a wonderful picture). They both seem to be displaying the same resolution. According the the OSD on the 17" monitor, the display is set at a 33.6kHz horizontal refresh rate and a 60Hz vertical refresh. According to http://www.digitalconnection.com/FAQ/HDTV_10.htm this would seem to suggest that this is the frequency for 1080i. If so, how could a 10 year old, 14" monitor with a max resolution of 1024x768 be capable of displaying a 1920x1080 picture? I'm quite certain that whatever resolution is being displayed, it's interlaced, because I can see some interlace flicker. Sorry for the long winded post, I'm just trying to figure out if my monitors are displaying the full potential of HDTV... Either way, the picture is amazing.