Well in a month I will be blessed with a rear projection T.V. I'm looking at about 47 inch to 55 inch T.V. Some great deals out there and I'll get to them in another thread after I've digested the models and their capabilities. I understand DVI (Digital Visual Interface) whereas it transmits the digital signal directly to the set as oppose to component that has to convert the signal to analog and play it back. I've read on this forum about using the DVI input for DVDs in progressive scan mode and having it upconverted to 1080i via DVI output from DVD player to the television. Now that certainly interest me, but is it really needed. I'm leaning towards making sure the new set has DVI, but some really good deals with sets without DVI, and some with HDMI and HDCP inputs. Thanks for the input in advance.