Admitting my ignorance here but I'm sure there are many more like me who don't even know what this means? I was watching someone sell a TV on QVC last night and he said that if a TV wasn't HD ready that we wouldn't be able to watch some transmissions as they would be copywright? How are on earth are 'non-technincal' people like me who just want to watch a good clear TV picture supposed to know this? Choosing a TV these days is getting really confusing!!!! Also aren't HD ready TV's very expensive so how is everyone supposed to afford them? I am very pleased with TV I have just now but don't know what I should do?!!!! Liz PS He also said that a black surround is best as it doesn't reflect and so gives a better picture?