While I like the flexibility of FPs, I am leaning toward buying a Samsung DLP RPTV instead. I can't afford one of the really neat motorized screens with masks for the different aspect ratios, and the thought of having to manually adjust the screen up and down, figure out how to hang different homemade felt masks for various aspect ratios, etc. is more than I think I want to deal with. I like the idea of an RPTV which allows me to just pop in the DVD and watch the movie in its correct aspect ratio without a lot of juggling. Does anyone have any advice on the importance of screen masks? Are they really necessary? Do they make that much of a difference? I would have to hang my screen in front of a large, steel entertainment unit and I am worried that the light from a FP would extend beyond the screen and bounce back at me off of the entertainment unit. I would also get a 4x3 FP as I watch a lot of old movies and like the idea of a large picture for them, while not getting much less impact when I watch 16x9 movies (at least that seems to be what I have read on other posts). Any advice? I really like the idea of a FP, but don't know if it is more of a hassle than it is worth.