I gotta tell you, though I have been convincing myself to wait another 6-9 months for the second generation HD players, I have had my moments of temptation to buy now. One of the biggest issues I have is that I have a 5-year-old Toshiba HD rear projection with no HDMI input. I always thought that you needed HDMI to properly display 1080i. Silly me, I just found out today that component will display the same resolution just as well as the digital connection. I didn't know -- HDMI is a very new to someone like me and I figured the digital connection had to be superior to component for display purposes. Apparently, it isn't. That's one big hurdle out of the way. My question is, how much longer are the studios going to allow HD digital pass-thru on component? I really have no need to upgrade my TV. I'm very happy with my Toshiba which still displays HD beautifully. If I could be assured that I could carry these new formats thru component inputs for at least the next 2-3 years I would feel much better about jumping into this format sooner. Certainly, I am sure some of you will suggest why not enjoy the component capability now. My answer to that is, if I know that I am going to need HDMI in the very near future, I'd rather buy the new TV and 2 HD players for a package price. Better to do it all at once.