Don't get a Plasma, they burn in pretty easily. If you want a flat panel, get an LCD. Wal-Mart has some really cheap ones. @effmaster- Sony has also mentioned possibly producing a triple layer Blu Ray disk. But meh, who cares, no current movies need the amount of space on even a dual layer HD-DVD, so the point is moot, really. And about whether or not Blu Ray is a good investment, by your logic, HD DVD isn't a good investment either.