I'm interested in purchasing a moderately priced flat panel HDTV for a college dorm room. Perhaps a large part of the motivation is the space savings aspects of a flat panel. In any event, the dorm naturally doesn't get an HDTV signal, so the cable programming we'd be watching would be SDTV. There is a possbility that a next-gen gaming console with HDTV output would be connected to the TV, or even a Mac for various purposes, but of course the main purpose would be for watching television. I'm also weighing the value of futuring proofing myself, as eventually I'll be in a location with an HD signal. So my question is, while an SD signal isn't going to look anywhere near as good as an HD signal would on an HDTV, will it look worse than an SD signal on an SDTV? If it is the same, I'd probably take the leap and buy an HDTV, but if it is worse, maybe I should reconsider this purchase? I'm hoping there is the same type of effect with the upscaling of DVDs on HD-DVD players, but I wanted to ask some forum experts. Thanks for your help!