My old 27" tube is on death's door, and I will need a replacement shortly. I'm sad to see her go, but such is the way of the world. I'm presently considering purchasing one of the TVs below: Toshiba 30" Widescreen HDTV (CRT) Toshiba 27" 4:3 Standard TV Samsung 27" 4:3 Standard TV The obvious problem is this - is NOW the time to go HDTV? HDTV seems less... "standard" shall I say. There seems to be a great deal of confusion over the format and not all channels are "HD". Furthermore, the technology still seems to be developing, as some TVs have "expansion slots" while most do not. Many users report that non-HD channels look "grainy" on the TV and, as most channels are not HD, this is not a great alternative. Recent announcments point to the new DVD formats being incapable to play from anything but an HDMI source only serve to make me more hesitant. That said, standard TV is certainly on the way out in the relatively near future. Any standard TV purchased today will be useless within five years. But will an HDTV suffer the same fate as the format matures and new connections are created? I have enough money to buy any of the TVs above, and I'm limited by space to one of those options (or something similar, post your suggestion). Flat screens and projection TVs are simply out of my budget so thanks but no thanks. What would you do? Go all out, get the HDTV, and hope all works for the best? Or stick by the standard TV and wait for the HDTV format to fully mature?