Not going to touch it for at least a couple of years (unless the current set-up blows up/gets stolen and I *have* to buy a new system). Several reasons: (1) as with all other new exciting systems, I'll let someone else do the beta testing and then reap the benefits. I've yet to see a new format that didn't offer a massive improvement and price drop when it came to the second wave of equipment. (2) all the objections raised above (3) I don't think the difference presented makes it as compelling a 'must buy' in the way that e.g. DVD was better than VHS. (4) here in the UK the issue is compounded by the fact that we don't get HDTV transmissions until this year, and it looks as if at first they are going to be only on a limited range of channels (bear in mind that the improvement afforded by HDTV over broadcast PAL is far less than over broadcast NTSC, so there has been less impetus to bring in the new system) Accordingly, I'm going to let the dust settle. Yes, I'll buy in to it later (probably when I also get a TV that will play HDTV signals).