I don't mean to vent, I did a little before, but why, why, why is buying a television set so damn difficult. I am a firm believer at reasearching, becoming an educated consumer, then purchasing the equiptment that best suites your needs at the best possible price. Following this forumula in the past, I enjoy everything I own. Now with Home Theater, the more you research, the more problems/conflicts you discover. Heck, I'm farther from making the "right" purchase now than I was 5 months ago. It seems that incompetence in this industry has led to some headaches for me: 1. Burn - in 2. Calibration 3. 16:9 vs. 4:3 4. Stretch mode vs. watching black bars 5. Seeing black bars in anything that's not 16x9, but it's still is widescreen 6. 5 (?) different HDTV formats 7. Some HDTV comes over the air, some exclusive to STB 8. Burn - in 9. Manufacturers send you a television with the settings set to their worse and if you don't change them it's your fault if the tv has problems and they don't cover it 10. DVI or Firewire for future HDTV 11. Direct view vs. RPTV 12. Having to explain these things to my wife so she can enjoy a movie The list goes on and on. Another thing that blows my mind is how a larger percentage of people with nice home theater systems don't know everything. Then when they ask for help, some people jump on them for not "doing their research." Throw in the fact that most people who buy this equiptment go to chain stores and are fed more bogus information makes it even more difficult for the consumer. So with that, I enjoy reading and learning about Home Theatre, it's a great hobby. But the organization of everything needs a lot of work. So after all this frustration, I'm going to purchase a Mitsubishi WT-42311 tomorrow because my eyes like it the best. I hope that is a good reason. I'll deal with all the headaches later I guess.