Hi Everyone I had researched a good bit on this site and AV Forum and thought I had matched us to a Panny ED 42" set. The thought was we only watch DVDs - no cable, no HD sources - these days and thought we'd go low cost now and thought we'd upgrade to an HD set once blu-ray or HD-DVD comes out in quantities and there were more 1080p sets on the market. Then I did what everyone recommends we do: I went to look at the sets. I took my reference Pirates of the Carribean and watched the Panny, it didn't look great to me. I understand the set wasn't set up well, but I saw artifacts and the lines around some of the faces were squiggly...I watched it with 2 different DVD players, one with just native 480p and another with a scaler (although I'm not sure that should have made a difference). Then I watched the same scenes on the Sharp Aquos 45" 1080p LCD set...it was just amazing! It was the same DVD player feeding both sets - a $150 Sony that scaled the DVD up to 1080i on the Sharp. Really amazing picture, really amazing difference. Completely blew me away. No artifacts, no screen door, unbelievable detail, and really good blacks - better blacks than the Panny through my eyes. So, I've got two questions for your collective wisdom: 1. Should I invest in a $5500 1080p set now as opposed to later? I wasn't going to because I didn't think it would do my 480p DVDs justice, but it does! I guess my question is once Blu-ray/HDDVD or whatever comes out will there be specific technologies required to watch them that no sets have today... 2. What kind of DVD player should I buy to feed the native 1080p Sharp Aquos? I expect I need something with HDMI out and a scaler to make my 480p DVDs look great on the 1080p set. Thanks for your help!