Yes, the end is near, and it's a good thing! I went by Wal-Mart last night to check out the new renovations to the electronics department. There, in the back, are the rear projection televisions. So far, there'd only been 4x3 hdtvs. Now, there are 4 16x9 hdtvs and only 1 4x3! I guess people have been complaining about the black bars! Heheheheh! Also, the number of VHS is much smaller now. For Wal-Mart to be making the transition to widescreen, I think the battle is almost won, folks!