Well, I think I'm buying a widescreen set in the next couple of months. I want to spend around $1500, certainly no more than $2000. - What are some brands/models to avoid? - What are some brands/models that are especially good? - I've been hearing about some 4:3 "stretch modes" that look better than others. How does this work? Is there a way of "filling the screen" while watching regular TV that doesn't make people look fatter? This doesn't seem possible to me. - We have cable TV. I read something elsewhere on the forum about WS TVs not handling cable TV very well? What's up with that? Probably the most important factor to me is more screen for my money. Of course, I also want a picture that looks nice, and a set that doesn't have repair issues or is too difficult to set up.