Given the recent thread about time being wasted watching TV, I thought I would ask this question (with a lengthy setup): I am in need of a new TV set. I had planned on an HDTV set and maybe HDTV service (forget antennas, I am in the "red zone"). I know realize that for me TV is not a staple of life. I do love my movies, so I will continue to rent DVD's (Netflix). I had planned on an HDTV set. Partly due to the 2006 rollout of DT/HDTV in broadcast (as of now according to the FCC). I was even planning on getting a DVD player that "upverted" the "quality". Add to that my cable company is only supporting 1080i, so I figured I best get that type of HDTV set in order to take advantage of it, if I found myself unable to live without TV. Given that DT/HDTV is to be the "standard" in 2006, but given my reliance on DVD's, do I really need to go the HDTV route? It probably would help that I generally try to get 8 t0 12 years out of a TV set. And if I am going to spend $1000 to $3000 on a TV set - it better well last me at least 10 years! What do you TV tech savvy people have to offer on this?