If you are happy that you will not be bothered to upgrade to HD in the timescales you will own the new TV, then don't bother with the HD ready cost. When you want to go to HD then buy a new TV then (they'll have improved further by then). Its a simple decision, why pay more for something you won't use? I didn't buy an IDTV because it costs more and I have Sky+ so will never use it.Faust said:Yes yes I hear what you say, but you are clearly not reading what my position is - I have seen Hi Def and yes it is very good indeed. However, there is no way on this Gods Earth that I am willing to pay anymore to Sky by way of subscriptions than I do now. If or when Hi Def becomes part of the normal Sky subscription package then fine, or when it becomes FTA even better. In the meantime I am blissfully happy with the picture Sky beams into my home at present, and if it never altered from its present state then that would suit me just fine. Why do some people find that so hard to accept? Please moderate the Hi Def evangelical fervour, this is "just telly" we are talking about, not the conversion of Paul on the Road to Damascus. Given my position am I likely to get a better picture from the PE50 or the PV500, and if the answer is the 500 is it £1000 better than the PE50. Please confine your responses to the topic
However I think that if you upgrade from a CRT (32" or less) to a 37" flat panel screen now, you will actually feel like you have taken a backwards step. Expanding a SD image to that size IMO looks poor in comparison to a decent 32" CRT, and therefore you pay a price for the increased size. That might make you consider HD earlier than you thought.
I was all set to by an LCD for the lounge now, but decided that it was not worth it until HD was available. So the CRT will do until I get HD and then buy a set then (that will either be cheaper than now and/or better spec'ed).