I thought, stupidly, that I would be able to watch 16:9 DVD's on this television. However, after having it at home I realize that this is not the case. It will squeeze a 1080i signal to 16:9, but not the 480i that is coming out of my DVD player. I have 2 questions that I hope someone here can help me with. 1. Will a progressive DVD player fix my problem? The manual says that it will squeeze 1080i, but doesn't mention 480p. So, there is a part of me hoping that it WILL. Maybe wishful thinking. But, even if it doesn't a progressvie player might limit the distortion that occurs on such a big screen from the anamorphic downconversion (which is very distracting while watching the opening crawl of Star Wars: EP 1) 2. The manual seems to indicate that a set top box will up convert 480p to 1080i. Do ALL set top boxes do that (including HDTV cable boxes). My neighborhood is close to getting HDTV cable. I ask because I can then keep the TV and wait for that eventuality to fix my problem. I don't really want to deal with an antennae. Part of me is now regretting not going with a 16:9 set because of this issue. The TV, by the way is a 56 inch. DVD's that are full frame or non-amamorphic look fine. I suspect a progressive player would improve them some. I truly appreciate any advice and help anyone can offer!! Thanks in advance.