In between all of that I made a detour to Wal-Mart and picked up a 42" Sanyo HDTV. I've been hemming and hawing for months about getting one; when the price on a decent one that size got down to the low $600's, I decided it was time to plunk down the cash.
Set up was easy, as was dealing with Comcast to pick up a new HD/DVR converter box. In fact, I was doing paperwork and making phone calls while watching the news at noon in HD.
Two quick discoveries though. All of the new Prius commercials become creepier when you realize the sun and plants are all people dressed like flora and fauna and solar flares. And porn may not be necessary ever again. If I just DVR all of the "Everyday Italian" episodes on FoodNetwork HD, Giada looks more awesome than I thought when the color is clear and the picture is huge.