After much research and thought, I was thinking, what justifies purchasing a 4:3 non def set over the highly demanded and purty 16:9 HD Monitors? First off, I only watch standard def satelitte, non digital cable, and maybe 1 or 2 a week dvds. Why, because I live on an island and this is what is available. I really don't think I will have too much available HDTV feeds in the near future. I am most concerned about buying unused technology and the stretch modes of a 4:3 picture on a widescreen. I am beginning to think a 4:3 screen may be more adequate for my relative atmosphere. Foremost, I want the best possible picture meaning I will buy a 16:9 if the CRT and other technology is more advanced than that of most 4:3 sets. Bottom line, am I crazy?? The fact is, most of my viewing would be unformatted and dvds would still be a lot more cinema like than my 32" direct view.