I'm about ready to (finally) make the leap to a 16:9 RPTV and am currently doing my research. It looks to me like Panasonics are pretty good for the money, but I'm wondering how the stretch modes are? From what I've seen, Sony and Toshiba offer the best stretch modes, and since my 4:3 regular TV watching to DVD watching ratio is about 50-50, good stretch modes will be important for the near future. So for you Panny owners out there, how are the stretch modes on your units? Are they anywhere near as good as Toshiba and/or Sony? Also, and ancillary question... I have DISH Network (PVR 508 receiver) and am wondering how it will look on a large screen. Right now I have a 27" Sony and definitly see some compression artifacts on my local channels and of course live sports events. However, the regualr "cable" channels like HBO and such look pretty good. I'm wondering how "bad" the local channels and sports events will look blown up to a 57" 16:9 screen... Thanks!