OK, I admit it. I have my head in the sand with regard to where TV is going.
My present setup is 2 ReplayTV 50xx networked in my home with analog cable input and picture tube TVs. We are about to move to a different city and the condo only has a shallow place for a TV, so I may have to bite the bullet and purchase a new TV. I will have to look at the differences between plasma and LCD, but in the meanwhile I need to consider the ramifications of purchasing an HDTV with regard to what service I need to purchase (it is clear it needs to be digital), and learn which of my pieces of equipment will become immediately obsolete.
1. Where does ReplayTV fit in this changeover to HDTV? (I don't even know whether one can switch a HDTV between its high def mode and a non-HDTV mode in order to use equipement like ReplayTV.
2. I apologize for not even being able to ask the correct questions at this point, but if someone can give me a clue what the questions ARE that I need to consider, I would be grateful.
P.S. What I did not mention is that what I like about the analog setup with ReplayTV is being able to plug the cable into the RPTV and then to the TV without having a tuner that has to be switched, or at least at the time I originally purchased my RPTV and was offered analog v. digital, with the digital I would have had to have had a tuner box which would have been a complicating layer in terms of figuring out how to switch the tuner to the proper channel. I suspect that is all worked out now, though...