I have a friend that has a Hitachi HDTV. I am not sure about the exact size. It is not wide screen. He bought it in the last year. I was at his house and with DVD movies it really looks nice. Although we watched a college football game on it and it did not look as nice. It kind of reminds me of watching a video on a computer that is not made for full screen but is played at full screen. It just does not look that good. It is like the screen is blown up so big that the resolution is not high enough to make it look good. I would like to buy a large HDTV but not if it means that broadcasts will look like this. Is this common? He is using Dish (Satelite Dish) for his feed. He does not have a HDTV tuner. I asked him if he needed it and he did not have any idea. He told me the people that bought it from installed everything along with the surround sound. They recently came out to clean the mirrors and calibrate it but it does not look any better. What do you think? I would like to help him out. Thanks!