O.K. I just went tv shoping for a television to watch dvd's on with my upcoming system. I cant justify a hdtv with my budget (7-800.00) I am planning on either getting a flat or regular 32" with component out. Here is my confusion. I noticed looking at the dvd's that a good majority of them are in widescreen mode. Does this mean that they ONLY do widescreen mode? The guys there told me the majority of dvd's have ONLY widescreen mode. If this is true, that is crazy. So in order to not have the black lines on top and bottom you have to own a $$$$$$$tv with widescreen mode? I then noticed some of the tv's have v-compression (16x9). How much does this actually help (if possible, be specific)? Please tell me that I am mistaken and these dvd's have a regular screen size option for people who cant afford these $$$$tv's. I really dislike those black lines.