It all seems so simple. My CRT has packed in, and I have the option to buy a plasma. So you buy a few mags and find out about HD ready and you thank your lucky stars because hey.........who wants to spend 2 grand on a telly to find it is unable to take advantage of new technology. As you sit back congratulating yourself on your initial investigations, and get excited about ordering your new big telly, you decide to log into an online forum because you can never have too much knowledge...............right? And then you discover a whole world of different resolutions and pixels, of broadcast quality that may or may never appear, that pretty much no plasmas that are in the domestic domain are future ready, that plasmas that look widescreen actually arent' because they are 1024 x 768, and others that are 1024 x 1024 are not really HD ready although they might be, and upscaling and downscaling and sidescaling...................... And then you remember you just wanted to buy a big telly, that it will be expensive, and that you don't want to feel a fool because it can't do the next big thing, and that unlike some folk in the forums who seem willing and able to spend another 3k in a few years for a 1920 x whatever the other resolution is, to have a proper HD telly.................you can't afford to do that. And then you breathe a sigh of relief, you decide to buy a telly that is apparently HD ready, you decide not to wait until 5000 x 3400 (or whatever) tellys are avaialbe, on the basis that you are dead a long time and life is too short to drink bad wine and worry about pixel resolutions, and you open your AV mag again as it has less doom and gloom and even though it is full of lies, you can gain comfort in those lies. Or perhaps I am just suffering forum fatigue and need to lie down in a dark room whilst caressing my broken CRT.