Well I finally bit the bullet and felt that technology for LCD flat panels rivaled that of plasma TV's and took the plunge. To that end I just ordered my Samsung 120hz LCD HDTV beauty with TOC (touch of color) which should be delivered any day. My review of the set will be dropped right here once I get it and have time to put it through both HD and SD viewing.
Right now the most "perfect" of the imperfect Blu Ray players is still the SONY PlayStation3. Price drops on current stand alone Blu Ray players are impending (can we just stipulate HD DVD is dead?) and hopefully the crop of new players will be more perfected and one won't have to make trade offs and start out at a better overall price point. *Fingers Crossed* Until that time I'm going with a well priced SONY Bravia Home Theater System model DAV-HDX576WF for just around $300 beans, which is amazing special outlet pricing (I live 2 miles from a SONY Style store with B-stock items, many which aren't refurb, but just open or damaged boxes) upscaling DVD player HTIB (Home Theater In a Box) until I find a Blu Ray that is more perfected at a price point I'm willing to throw down on.
So of course, it's nice to be able to bring the HDTV experience to my small screen on the go too. Not only is there not a lot of [legal] HD content, but it's also not "truly" HD. See the article below for an explanation of why online HD streaming is a "lie". To that end, my favorite site for now is Hulu when it comes to online streaming and they do offer some HD content, even if it is not the HD I will get on my TV. If anyone has other HD streaming sites (besides ABC's HD offering) they really like, please comment!
Why HD movie downloads are a big lie by ZDNet's George Ou -- There’s a lot of buzz lately about the delivery of HD TV and Movie content over the Internet with shows like Lost being delivered by ABC.com and other video download services with XBox360 or iTunes. I even have friends and colleagues telling me that BlueRay or HD-DVD won’t make it because HD will simply be [...]