Went to circuit city while the Mrs was shopping at another store. While I was standing there I over heard a sales person recommend a $7000 Sony LCD projection over the Panasonic 50LC running $3000. After he tried to justify the $4000 difference he blurted out it has HDMI. I asked him to show me the HDMI players that I can buy. NONE in the store. He told me all about the great resolution differences and asked what media is delivered in that resolution. NONE. I then asked why I would by something so new and pay the inflated price of near useless technology when in 3 years I can probably by the same TV with supporting equipment for half the price. Answer NONE Then I was once agained schooled in DVD formats. There is not 1 DVD movie with 6.1 capabilities anywhere unless you special order it from the studios. Studios are skipping 6.1 and 7.1 and move right into 9.1. My next question If I was to consider the $7000 Sony can I buy a 9.1 receiver today? I need to stop hanging out in these forums and go to circuit city for the real information.