Ok, I admit it. . . I have equipment envy. This malady is fairly recent for me, embedding itself in my mind over the last few months-- or since about the time I started researching my HT and found these forums. I realize the only cure is to give in and feed this monster in hopes its appetite will be sated. And while this is a demon we all share, it got me thinking about the rapid changes to video technology over the past few years and how it will/has changed my buying habits. When my wife and I were married 16 years ago, da boys chipped in and bought us a 27" NEC TV. Pretty darn nice for its day and for the 13 years that followed, it served us well. I had no reason to upgrade because there really wasn't any compelling reason to do so. 3 years ago the size bug finally got the better of me and we bought a 53" Sony rear projection set that wasn't HD ready, and for a time I felt good. Now, I feel that unit is woefully inadequate. I feel I need to view in 16:9 format, whereas a mere 3 years ago I considered that as being on the leading edge. I feel I need HD capability, because our cable provider broadcasts 3 channels in HD. I feel I need 1021 lines of resolution, because. . . well it's got to be better. And so on and so forth. My question to you is; What is the current reasonable expectations to upgrade video components based on technological advancement? Barring any monetary or spousal barriers. Has the upgrade cycle of video equipment already matched the one of computer gear-- 2-3 years? As I try to come to grips with this new ailment, I think I'll peruse some reviews on front projectors. Cheers!