I don't have an HDTV, but am considering the upgrade. Currently I'm happy with my direct-view 4:3 + 16x9 enhancement. I'm considering a larger HD direct-view, but would still prefer 4:3 design because of it's inherent flexibility (no zooming or stretching). Question: How will older 1.33 ratio programs be broadcast after the looming government-mandated DTV conversion? Will they continue to be broadcast in the 1.33 ratio that they were shot in (say, Friends). Or will they be 'remastered' in 1.78 format like Sopranos on DVD (essentially cropped). Since I don't know what the networks are currently broadcasting on DTV, could someone please clue me in. If *ALL* programs will be broadcast in 1.78 ratio in a few short years, this would affect my choice of screen ratios. I recall another poster indicating that local TV news programs were still being broadcast in 1.33 even over DTV. This would seem to indicate that 1.33 won't be going away after 2006. Maybe?