Hi, When I first got the television and tried the 16:9 mode, I was blown away and told myself I would never go back to 4:3 mode. With 4:3 you can see the scan lines and such. But recently, I've noticed with some discs that 16:9 mode will cause more artifacts (?) to appear in certain scenes, most notably scenes with water and scenes with smoke. For example in "Fly Away Home" near the end when Anna is flying by herself and the shot is from above looking down, in certain scenes when the glider is passing water, artifacts will appear in lake below as if it was badly compressed. In 4:3 mode, its not as apparant. It seems like 16:9 does increase the picture quality but also increases the visability of poor compression. Has anyone else noticed that? I'm using component connections and the 36FS13 Sony. Andy UPDATED: After going thru some examples of compression artifacts on the web, I think the point I'm trying is that I've noticed 16:9 mode makes these artifacts more noticible.