I've also posted this at "The Spot" so please forgive the duplication. I've been lurking here for a couple years now and finally got the chance to get a Toshiba set and join the big screen club. No, it won't do the squeeze on Anamorphic DVD's, but since my family's viewing is 85% OTA, 15% DVD, it seemed the proper trade-off. It WILL squeeze HDTV 1080i however, and quite well from what I've seen. First some notes of my experience so far: 1. Out-of-the-box, surprisingly good once switched to 'Movie' mode. Production date is May 2001. 2. After a couple days run-in I did Avia calibration and found most the settings to be close to 'Movie' mode- my contrast being higher, however, than most of you have been succesful with (about 45) and brightness in the 58 range. Results after Avia very good indeed. 3. LOVE the line doubler. Watched the new Full screen DVD of "Glory" and was delighted at how film-like the image was. Completely free of artifacts. This sold my wife that we'd made a good choice. 4. Geometry was amazingly good (surprise, surprise) as was overscan when checked with the Avia grids. 5. (The Down Side) Anamorphic DVD's, especially 2.35:1, show the dreaded 'jaggies' that I believe are DVD player down-conversion artifacts and the expected loss of detail. Player is a Tosh 2150 via component cables. Over-all, though, we're very happy so far. Now the questions! 1. Has anyone had luck finding a working link to a service manual pdf on this puppy? I've found the 43HX70, 56H80, and 40H80, but not this one. 2. After 100 hours of running time I'm ready for the service convergence and electrical/mechanical focus challenge. Any tips for this particular model? 3. Any tips on a DVD player with REALLY good down-conversion so my anamorphic DVDs will lose the "dancing jaggies"? Unfortunately it needs to be relatively cheap. Will a progressive player help in this regard? 4. Do we know yet if SVM is disabled in 'movie' mode, or should I go for the kill and unplug it? 5. Any hope of a cheap fix to trick the 'squeeze' for anamorphic DVD's? I know an HTPC outputting 540p is an option, but that's out of our league for awhile. Sorry for the length but I had a lot to get off my chest. Thanks to everybody in the forum for the insight you've shared so far.