My upgrade urges have turned into saving up urges. My recent technology searches have left me waiting for the next releases and newer stuff. Am I missing something? What are you waiting for? If I go for an LCD/Plasma itd be at about 42/43 in size, but Im concerned that the HD models (I want this for displaying workable PC images) appear to display TV signals, say those from a digital cable box, less successfully than the lower res ones. Is that right? Is it likely to improve? Id want said Plasma to take an HDMI input (as I get the impression this gives a low hassle HQ picture and is the future) but these seem to be few and far between, and so at a premium. But then are there any HDMI PCI cards and would they be worth waiting for? Id like to think that I could feed said flat screen digitally with a DVD player OR a HTPC. Will PCI 2 (or is it PCI express? I think ones going to be for server apps only) be such a significant change that its worth waiting for in terms of HTPC applications? I like the freeview digital TV, PCI capture cards, but when is something like this going to be available for premium channels? Are there any SACD or DVD-A players for PCs? Theres a few network appliance type things coming onto the market that more easily allow you to display media files onto a normal TV, e.g. xbox media center, Kiss Divx/DVD players and the pinnacle systems box (that takes wireless PCMICA card, but people on their forums slate them). But when are we going to see appliances such as this, using IP, that distribute captured TV? What I have done: Ive experimented with HTPC by getting an analogue capture card for my office PC, which is fed by a UHF lead. Its quite good considering the feed. Im not going to put a PC with my home cinema system until I can see significant gains (my xbox can stream most media files into my CRT TV and DD amp).