After 18 months with my 64" widescreen Pioneer, I finally got an HD signal; I bought the DirecTV HD PVR released a couple of months ago. I proudly displayed the beautiful picture to my wife. I did A/B comparisons between 480i and 1080i (granted the TV up-converts 480i to 480p). She looked at it, looked again…then looked at me with, "Uh, that's nice dear..." Sigh... My neighbors came over yesterday to see the display and both gave it the admiration it deserved. They definitely notice the A/B comparison. My wife finally chimed in with, "Maybe I should put my glasses on." (Ding!) Normally she doesn't need them but I suddenly remembered that she always brings them when we go out to the movies. She retrieved her glasses and sat down while I did the A/B. A shocked exclamation of “Oh!” made me burst out laughing. She’s watching TV with her glasses on, now, and I suddenly don’t feel too bad about my purchases.