People are buying wide screens right and left and hopefully one day all TV shows will look as good as the DVD's that are played. But for now we watch a paultry few TV shows and the remaining we stretch and distort so the set doesn't burn in. I look at a new wide screen almost every week, imagining how crisp and clear the DVD's would look. Then I think about the remaining regular TV I watch (probably 60-70%) and the reality sets in that I'm spending $2000 to distort a picture a good portion of the time. A few of my friends have already taken the plunge and swear its the way to go, claiming "you get used to the picture" or "it actually looks better". In reality thats not what the picture looks like and someone without a HD set can usually notice it right away. In the mean time I impatiently wait for Time Warner and most television stations to get converted so I can make my purchase.