I hope this is in the right category. I currently have a Sony Trinitron KV-30HS510 Widescreen CRT television and an Onkyo DV-SP406 upscaling DVD player (using component cabling, as the TV is not HDMI compatible). I am thinking about updating my system to a larger LCD or LED television, and perhaps later, to a Blu-Ray player. I currently have over 500 movies on DVD, the majority of which are movies made prior to 1953. In other words, they are mostly movies in 4:3 aspect ratio. If I hook up either an upscaling DVD player set to the same resolution as a newer television (probably 1080p) or a Blu-Ray player, using HDMI cables (not component cables), will I be able to watch my old movies in the correct 4:3 aspect ratio? I have heard from some sources that the picture will end up stretched to fill the screen (16:9) and I will be locked into that ratio, as the player will override the TV. I absolutely HATE when someone watches 4:3 television in 16:9, making everything stretched out of shape, and I certainly don't want to watch my beloved old movies like this. I understand that 4:3 movies on Blu-Ray discs are formatted differently (with pillarboxing "in place"). Is this also correct? Regardless, I am looking for some feedback as to whether my DVD's will all be worthless if I get a new home theater setup. I can't afford to rebuy everything in Blu-Ray....and as a matter of fact, most of my movies are not available in that format anyway. Any help and clarification would be greatly appreciated. I'm hoping what I've heard is wrong.