I'm looking for a digital camcorder with a TRUE 16:9 anamorphic option to it as well as stereo microphone input and FireWire. I've looked at Sony and JVC. JVC at least uses matted 16:9. It's certainly not my first option, but it will do in a pinch. Unfortunately, both Sony and JVC use this absolutely INFURIATING and BULL[CRAP] cropped 16:9 mode. Instead of using true anamorphic compression to gain more on the sides, both Sony and JVC **crop** the top and bottom and then stretch the picture VERTICALLY! (What's even more infuriating is that my older Sony 8mm camcorder **does** have true anamorphic compression! Why in blazes did Sony go for this new pull-the-wool-over-the-public's-eyes scheme?) Anyway ... you don't know how angry I was when I noticed this because they both have the audacity to refer to it as 16:9 *wide* screen! (How about 16:9 *cropped* screen, since that would be more accurate!) Is it essentally the same as matted 16:9? Well, yes, but it's the principle of the matter! If it's not wider than 4:3, don't advertise it as such! Anyway, can anyone recommend a digital camcorder with true 16:9 anamorphic recording, stereo mic input, and FireWire that the average Joe like myself can afford? Based on this false advertising by Sony and JVC, my hopes are not very high... but at least I do have hope.