i've been scouring ebay and even on that $295+ is the minimum pricing for a decent 17" LCD HDTV. i've been looking for a really cheap one to replace my kitchen CRT clunker. i'm surprised they're still that high!!!! =). HDMI i can understand, but component input small HDTV's should be more prevalent @lower prices. $400-500 for a small kitchen HDTV is still $$$$$ =(.