I was reading a thread in the LCD forum about HDTV and it set me wondering. I've got a mediocre 28in widescreen CRT and a decent STEREO hi fi. I'm itching to do 2 things: 1. Upgrade to Surround sound, with something like an Arcam AVR300 2. replace the CRT with a plasma - probably a Viera, based on my reading to date. In an ideal world, I'd throw money at both now and then re-do the screen in a few years, but life with 3 young children isn't like that... The impression I'm getting is that I should seriously consider NOT switching screens yet, especially if I do not expect to be able to change again in 2-4 years. Am I reading this right? Should I sort out my sound and wait for a certain standard of HDTV to arrive in a couple of years? If I did upgrade the screen soon (eg tube going pop) would the vieras be the best model? They seem to get excellent reviews for 'here and now' technology but don't seem very 'future friendly' in terms of resolution and HD inputs (especially the 37in). Are there better 'good now AND future ready' screens on the market with an equivalent purchase price in the 37-42in arena? If so, how ready are they?