Well, I dropped the dough for a 50" Hitachi "Ultravision" LCD projection HDTV this afternoon. It's a little more than I wanted to spend .. not so much the TV but all the better quality cables etc. Plus I snagged an OK home theater system to go with it. Nothing too nice.. I'm content with something basic. So, by the time it was all added up ... I was about ready to crawfish .. Well, truth be known, it's often late when I get a chance to sit down to watch any TV.. unless we all watch a disney/Pixar movie with the kiddos .. but when I do, I want to be able to enjoy it. It's sooner than I was wanting to get one.. but the TV in the living room went out, and it just seemed like the time to do it. The wife is no help in these matters, as she only encourages me to get something .. I also catch myself thinking of all the stuff I could get for the K5 with the money.. Oh well.. it's for the whole family.. and I intend to enjoy every second of it. Besides, it's a lot cheaper than a plasma, that has a life expectancey of 8 years or so ... who in the heck can afford a new plasma that often? I wanted to bring it home tonight.. but there was no way it would fit in the Tahoe with the kiddos too.. yeah, I thought about having them walk home.. so I will go get it tomorrow in my truck. After that .. it's on! Wheres my DVD collection?!