Hi all. I recently joined this forum to help me make an informed decision on a new monitor. I am looking for a HD monitor that is bigger than my current 27". Currently I am leaning toward a CRT. I was looking through a showroom last night and Sony produces an excellent picture. Most of my viewing is primetime or cable programing (HBO, Flix, Encore). So a 4:3 is still an option. But I do enjoy watching DVDs in letterbox. I just don't normally watch them during the week. I like two particular sets. The Sony 36" KV-36HS420 and the Sony 34" widescreen KV-34HS420. Using calculators provided in another thread the 36" 4:3 provides letterbox picture only slightly smaller than the widescreen. So I would suppose it's a judgement call there. What are some opinions on these sets? I was wondering about the importance for a monitor to have a DVI hookup and a cablecard. I am not sure about the importance of these options. One of these sets has neither. The other has only one. If someone could give me an explaination, thanks.