I'm looking for more info on what looks to be the best 16x9 direct-view money-wise, the RCA that sells for around $2500 (don't know the exact model number.) A few questions: Can this be set to show BLACK on the sides of 4x3 pictures instead of gray? I MUST have BLACK on the sides (as detailed in another post so I won't bore you too much about it here) and playing with this TV in the stores I've only gotten it to show gray, but someone told me this might only apply to the TV tuner and even it may have an option to turn them black. I haven't seen one with a DVD player or VCR hooked up so I don't know if it gives you other display options on those (I probably won't even bother using the TV tuner). Another requirement is ability to auto-switch aspect ratios on DVDs- for example showing a movie in 16x9 mode but automatically switching to 4x3 if there's anything else on the disc that's in regular 4x3. I know that some TVs can do this but some can't. Are the service codes (for adjusting overscan) available online or easily gotten? I prefer to have it set for as little overscan as possible and want to tweak it whenever I want, so I'd have to know how to get into the service menus (yes, I can use them without messing anything up!) As far as future-proofing, is there anything this set doesn't have that might make it obsolete right after I buy it? While I try to keep up to date, stuff slips by me (I almost got stuck with a DVD player that didn't output DTS because I didn't know players had to be compatible with it) so I don't want to make the same mistake here. Another concern is since the price on this is so low, is there anything wrong with it? Anyone have this set and love it or hate it? The reason my eyes are on this one is because it's the only direct-view I've seen of that size (I don't like projection TVs and I have a 40-inch 4x3 right now), are any other manufacturers going to be making direct-view TVs this size or larger? The soonest I'd decide to buy would be September, but I want to start doing my homework now.