If you have cable, you could see about upgrading it to HD (Telewest TV-Drive, click here). Or you could change over to Sky HD, but if you're used to having cable then you'll probably want to keep it. It also might be cheaper to you have your cable TV upgraded to HD. As for DVD players, there will soon be BluRay and HD-DVD players available, however the two formats will be incompatible with each other. It's best to wait until either there's one format that succeeds and gets used the most or until there's a player that can play both formats. For now you could use a DVD player with upscaling, then get the full HD equipment later on. Also, Xbox 360 uses a HD signal and so will the PS3 when it's released. However the Nintendo Wii doesn't, so if you want a games console with HD output you should go for Xbox 360 or PS3.