I have mixed emotions. I own an ISF-calibrated 58" Pioneer Elite which still looks great. HD, including HD DVD, is stunning. Yet the new microdisplays really look sleek and I keep wanting to get one into my living room. On the plus side, due to (I assume) better focus - I've noticed over the past few years that the mesh soccer nets are fully and cleanly resolved by the microdisplays whenever the camera zooms out to include the bulk of the playing field, while under the same circumstances the nets are a haze on - for instance - 65" Mitsubishi CRT rear projectors with 9" guns. I believe that the new microsdisplays are completely free of any blooming for bright white portions of the image, compared to my Elite which can obscure detail in these portions of an image. On the other hand, the microdisplays are still overly susceptible to noise. I checked out a new 57" Mitsubishi DLP which has 12 bit processing - we were watching an outdoor island scene on The Discovery Channel HD. The salesman at the Home Theater Store assured me that this new model would not show macroblocking, like I had seen on the previous model, but its picture still contained a fair amount of bothersome noise which made me want to move the furniture further back from the screen. I really want the new technologies to make needed breakthroughs in their image quality, but continue to admire the picture on the Pioneer Elite when I return home. Based upon what I've seen, it will be another year before I can part with the Pioneer.