In my quest for the largest tv I could get for under 2 grand I have decided to get a 4:3 due to the fact I can get a much larger 4:3 picture and a comparable 16:9 for the same price as a widescreen using the squeeze mode. Here is the problem, I need to have one that allows the user to select the aspect ratio even when fed a progressive source. It is next to impossible to figure this out because many tv's may advertise 16:9 squeeze, but unless they are fed a progressive signal in-store, I cant see if they are "locked". Case in point, in the sony 43" and 53", both advertise enhanced squeeze mode, but only the 51" actually let me change to 16:9 manually on a progressive signal. It is important to me because playing widescreen xbox games would be impossible on a television that locks into fullscreen mode. If anyone has a 4:3 and knows they can change the aspect, please let me know which model you have so I can investigate further. Right now the Sony 53HS30 is seeming like a surefire best choice for me because it is like buying a 47" 16:9 television, but giving me a 53" screen for ball games and most games.....AND allowing me to select my aspect on the fly. I just want to know if there are other sets or ideas to consider. The 51" widescreen pushes up a few hundred bucks and leaves me with only a 40" or so 4:3 mode. Is there any other reason to pass on the 4:3 besides the black bars?