I have bought a Panasonic RP56 DVD player to be used as source for a 16X9 TV. My viewing distance in my dedicated home theater room is about 13 feet. I think a 57" 16X9 will be the ideal size. I based my decision of the DVD player based on the Secrets of Home Theater review but they have a reservation about this player: The RP56 has no aspect ratio control at all for scaling non-anamorphic DVDs, and doesn't have an interlaced/progressive switch on the remote (it's on the front panel). If you have a TV that locks into Full mode with 480p signals, this may not be the player for you. I have no idea what that means, does that affect my decision of which TV to buy? Should I purchase a Sony 57Hw40 or a Toshiba 57HX81 based on other reasons??? I have been reading the forums and it seems that going to a store to look at the TV is pointless since it need to be ISF'ed before the picture looks good. I live in Canada and Mitsubishi seems to be not too popular;thus, pricing will not be as good as the previous two. Thankx for the help in advance..