Reading the various posts about "16x9's" vs. top-of-the-line "4x3's that properly compress 16x9 signals", such as Sony WEGA's, I am now under the impression that the better the monitor/projector, the more likely you will be able to see defects in video sources, such as artifacts, pixellation (if this is considered different than artifacts), etc. I suppose this is akin to the old saying that you never realized what you were missing until you actually saw what you were missing Sort of a self-fulfilling prophecy. Am I correct, and if so, how are you all striking a "balance" between wanting/having a monitor/projector that delivers the best DVD viewing for the price (which is something that I personally want) vs. having 5 other family members who enjoy movies, but do not necessarily put a premium on DVD viewing as they do on watching quite a bit of non-HDTV programming via satelitte feed from DirecTV (where picture quality is sporadic - and I think I am being generous with this characterization)? In other words, has the technology used in current 16x9 sets that are priced within reach of a "reasoanble" budget (defined by me, at least for this thread, as $2,000-$4,000) been "realized" so as to satisfy those who live in both the 16x9 and 4x3 worlds? As best as I can understand the posts and specs on TV's, it seems to me that Sony has attempted to handle the problem with their "3:2 Cinemotion" (sp?) technology, but I see posts that indicate the technology is not quite there yet . . . I am NOT (necessarily) asking for TV recommendations. But I suppose my ultimate question is do I wait for a year or two before moving up from my current 36XBR250 (4 year old, non-progressive, non-HDTV technology; yet still delivers an absolute stunning picture, especially when displaying compressed 16x9 DVDs), or do I take the the plunge now, only to be dazzled in just a year or two by something that is lurking and that will be within the price-point range I mentioned above? And I realize that within 8-12 months, ALL things become outdated - sort of like computer speed doubling every 18 months. As always, thanks for any responses.