I got into this HD thing a couple of months ago.
I went initially for a "my mums" Tescso Technika 1080p LCD 37"screen, on the basis that LED TV is on its way in a couple of years and I did not want to spend a massive amount on an LCD screen in the short term.
Like a few on here I researched over a few months looking at loads of screens and have to say it stands up amazingly well.
Sky HD next was a no brainier, good HD programmes are simply stunning,the BBC Yellowstone series was a revalation.
Next was a blu-ray player, I went for a Samsung BDP2500, its got the latest BD-Live 2.0 which allows you to experience internet-based bonus material through the Ethernet network connection and 1GB internal memory as well as the capability to fit a network dongle for wireless streaming later.
Finally the amp and speaker package, loads to choose from but went for an Onkyo 577, 7.1 amp, it up scales to 1080 through HDMI pass through and has DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, Dolby TrueHDlatest sound processing (its stunning).
The speaker package is a TANNOY SFX5.1 all on custom stands with my old Mission 761's on SOUNDSTYLE Z2 stands for the front left and right (I run these in "pure" stereo for my IPOD and Maranz CD52 Mk2 player, very old school)
The final bits were a philips IPOD dock, some CAMBRIDGE AUDIO ULTRA 100 speaker cable with banana plugs, a Tacima CS929 mains surge protector and finally a PIXEL PXAV3237 rack.
To get the best out of the sky box I now run an HDMI for picture with a separate optical cable for sound.
I have to say it all goes together so well and I am made up with it.
The whole lot set me back £1,440.00 (jeez when you put it that way..........just too watch the telly)
The true HD audio with a blu ray player is stunning and the visuals, well you have to see it to believe.
Worth it you ask.............you bet ya