Here's my situation. Within the next 2-3 months I should be receiving my tax refund (when I get my W-2 I'm going to electronically file my taxes immediately afterwards). I've decided to pick up a new Widescreen RPTV (between $1600 - $1800). The problem is, I have narrowed it down to two sets, but can't decide between the two: the Mitsubishi WT-42311 or the Toshiba 42H82. The reason I can't decide is this: I watch about 80% Widescreen DVDs and 20% 4:3 material (this has changed from 90/10 with the latest releases of Buffy, The Simpsons, M*A*S*H, etc.). I know Mitsubishi has 480p native capability, but their stretch modes apparently suck. However, Toshiba tends to upconvert from 480p to 540p (yuck) but tends to have one of the best stretch modes on the market. The problem is that both sets have a great picture, but the Mitsubishi picture seems much more "pure" (for lack of a better term) than Toshiba's. Perhaps I'm noticing the artifacts and I don't realize it or what...I don't know. I would appreciate any and all criticisms of both sets from Toshiba and Mits. owners (particularly those that have owned both). I also have a few questions for those owners: 1. What made you decide to choose Mits over Toshiba (or vice versa)? 2. I realize that my viewing circumstances should already have clinched the decision for me, but it hasn't. I think I would be happy with both sets but might be uneasy going with a set that displays artifacts (I'd also be uneasy going with a set that has crappy stretch modes for 4:3 material). So for those that have reached this point of compromise, what was the primary clincher for your decision on your particular set? And why was that the primary clincher? 3. Also, how noticeable are the artifacts on the Toshiba set? Those are my questions but the answers to these will determine my final decision. Gah, early March is when I expect to finally be able to make my purchase. That is such a long ways away. Argh!!