On a quick look at the HDTV topics, I notice a lot of confusion over what qualifies as an HDTV screen. Sadly, very do at the moment. on another forum http://220.127.116.11:8889/index.php/xarbb/topic/289 I posted this whichj may be of interest here: Anyone who has tried viewing TV on a computer TFT will know that the image quality is often dissapointing. This is because the transmitted pixels aren't always matched to the actual pixels available in the screen. HDTV transmits one million pixels for every frame, with no interlacing. Thus any display device needs to have one million pixels so the transmitted pixels can be mapped one for one with the display. The Sony 32" mentioned in my first post has 994,448 pixels so is ideal. A 42" screen would also need one million pixels, but as I show above, they only have half that at best. So not only is the screen having to stretch its own 408,960 pixels over a vastly bigger area, it actually can only display half of the transmitted 1 million pixels anyway! So it throws away every other pixel of information or detail and what is left os a coarse, blocky image, worse than normal TV on a normal set. As I say, many people wouldn't know a good quality picture if it socked them in the face - I've seen some atrocious setups in friend's homes and they can't understand what is so wrong with it!! On my 32" Sony tube TV, I counted only a max of 60 charactes of text displayed on one line in text (in a setup menu). It was obvious that if they tried to squeeze any more text onto that line by making the font smaller, it would be unreadable. That is how poor TV set resolutions are!!!!! On HDTV New Scientist last week said: "With average viewing distances of just 2.7 metres in homes, the coarse line structure, especially with NTSC becomes obvious". Also "..once buyers get them home they quickly realise that the picture quality leaves a lot to be desired. This is because many flat screen sets simply stretch pictures designed for smaller screens. Doing this makes the pictures' coarse line structure and low pixel count all too obvious. HDTV services, which transmit more finely detailed pictures... ...but many of todays TVs will not be able to take advantage of them. A survey by Screen Digest found that only half of all plasma TVs on sale in Europe - and none of the cheaper ones - can display HDTV pictures. And only two of the 500 flat screens available in the US can display the best available HDTV."