Okay, well, this will really flip your lid then.
My current display IS hdmi. ;-) However, it is a 768x1366 pixel system anyway, and only does 1080i.
My AVR is not, and I just bought it last year. And since component at 720p looks no different than HDMI at 720p, and I can run it through my AVR, easily flipping between sources, I'd really rather just find an HD DVD that can upconvert at 720p on component... since I am goint to buy an HD DVD player anyway.
I'd have to use the TV remote... flip to the HDMI input, change the avr input, mute the sound on the TV... it's all just such a PITA.
Pretty damn funny hey?