I unexpectedly came upon a thousand bucks yesterday (a client's accounting error in my favor!). So I'm thinking of ways to spend the sudden windfall, willing to add about $300-$400 to the kittie. Saw a great-looking deal online for the Panasonic CT-32HX42 HD-ready direct-view set, and I thought, well, I might like to have one. It's a 4:3 native display, but displays 1080i signals in a 16:9 window. But in reading about the set at online vendors and, later, at Panasonic's Website, I couldn't find specifically any information whether the set will go into 16:9 mode for 480p sources or if fed a 480i source to be line-doubled. In other words, I was trying to ascertain if this set has a user menu-selectable 16:9 mode. Or does it lock into 16:9 when fed a 480p source? And can I display a component video-outputted image of a 16:9-encoded DVD from an interlaced player in a 16:9 window? So, I was foolish enough to think the Panasonic employee in the company's video department might be able to help me. She didn't have the foggiest. She didn't even seem to understand what I was saying. As a result, she is having someone from a tech department call me tonight at home. You'd think Panasonic would hire people who actually know about the company's products to work its information lines. Also, anybody here have a CT-32HX42 (or last year's CT-32HX41)? Your input would be appreciated. Thank you.