flea. Go out and see for yourself or go over the plasma part of this Forum. I was going to buy a HD Panasonic plasma (I had the money). I viewed many different displays over months. Finally, decided between 2 sets. One was HD and one was ED. Viewed them both at home, at different times as I could not take both home the same time. Meantime we had a Sony HD at home..34 inch direct view HD display. Well, we compared and compared. Our desision, we bought the Panasonic TH 42PWD7UY because it looked slightly better on DVDs and SD (a closer match..480P and all). The Panny has great blacks, etc. But on resolution, at 12 feet plus, the Panny ED looked just about the same as the HD sets and our Sony was in same room with same HD content for several days. Bottom line, EDTV displays look very close to HD sets at 12 feet plus. to HD displays sitting closer but only, maybe, 10-15 percent, I would say. This same thing probably happens with front projection displays as well. As I said, everyone should go out and 'see' and judge for themselves. Sorry, for straying from front projectors for a moment here. But, I believe, my point is valid. Look for yoursellf and decide. Take nones' word.