A friend recently purchased a 36" Wega that is HD ready. She didnt want a 16:9 set because of the bars when watching normal tv and didnt like the pictured stretched either. Now, questions: If she sets it up with a HD Dish satellite, will the tv use black/gray bars when viewing HD feeds? I believe the tv info states it will do a "16:9 squeeze", from what she has said. If she uses a prog. scan player will the set letterbox even anomorphic dvd's? What I assumed was that either the set would box/squeeze the picture to ahieve the 16:9 type format or lose info like pan and scan. Basically, she wants no bars although I told her some dvd's are transferred in a ratio that will have them even on a 16:9 set. What she is thinking is if HD viewing and using a prog. player will use the bars she will exchange it for the non hd Wega that is 1000.00 cheaper. Then use the cahs to buy a standard dvd player and Dish satellite. Thanks for any info from myself and my friend.