First some background. I recently bought a Sony KV-40XBR800 under the impression that it was a "high definition ready" monitor. It was advertized as having 1080i capability which I interperted to mean that it would properly display a 1920x1080i HD format. I believe if the average "Joe Blow" was asked if the Sony being shown in the store was HD ready he would certainly say yes. Since buying this TV I have attempted to determine what the actual horizontal resolution of this set is. I have an EE background so I am very familar with the factors that can limit the horizontal resolution but the design details are not easily obtainable. I have searched this and other forums with limited success. The best that I can determine is that the pitch is maybe .77mm which yields approximately 1060 vertical lines or horizontal pixels. Sony advertizes an enhancement mode for SDTV signals that increases the apparent resolution by a factor of 2 in both vertical and horizontal. Since SDTV is suppose to have 640 horizontal pixels, I do not see how that is possible if my estimate of the horizontal pixels is correct. The reason I am almost fanatical about this is that I bought this set under the assumption that it could display a true HDTV signal. I do not want to have to buy another anytime soon. BTW i have read the several threads on the issue of display resolution. My believe now is that we consumers have been mislead by the advertizing, perhaps even illegally. I notice now that Sony does not specific state my TV is an HDTV capable monitor. Does anyone have any feedback on this subject??