Just wanted to know some other views to the whole price issue on the new technology. ie: hd tvs, blu ray, hd dvd, ps3, 360, and so on. my view is simple. new technology has always been expensive. i paid 498.00 for my fist dvd player and had one movie with it. i saw one the other day with progressive scan for 19.99. i also bought a blu ray and a hd dvd as soon as they were available.(i perfer blu ray with vc-1 codec..other than that they are both close) i have been reading and it seems that alot of people are upset by the price of the ps3 as well as blu ray costs. i dont understand this. i dont think there are to many people still using pentium 60s. upgrading has always been a part of technology. if you want it early it will cost you. i for one always want it first. i have gone through 6 tvs in 2yrs*(love you honey..i have a great wife) but i wanted to make sure i got what i wanted and needed. not proud of it, just very picky... and each tv was under warranty....and so on. R&D even for big companies is very expensive, they have to recoop up front money then the price naturally comes down. where is the issue. thanks for the feed back.