I understand that it's a question of simantics(sp?), but as kids in school, we were taught ratios in math class. And in that class would be the ratio "2:1". We said this as "two-to-one." Now, with HDTV, we're presented with 16:9. I have always read that as "sixteen TO nine". But everywhere I go these salespeople are saying "sixteen BY nine." Just doesn't make sense to me. I mean, it's not 16 feet by 9 feet-it's a RATIO, right?! I know this is nit-picking, but I just want to know from some who KNOW just how the heck it's really supposed to be!