re: HDTV obsolete before it's available. Seems plausible. My computer monitor has higher resolution than HDTV in 5-8 years. Many stations are questioning the financial outlay. Most people are now content with 200-line VHS movies at home and are unlikely to shell out $800 for an HDTV. Nicholas(?) Negroponte at MIT keeps claiming that the problem with TV is not HDTV, it's *content*! I couldn't agree more.