I keep looking at this 47" Panasonic Widescreen at both 'big stores' in the area (Best Buy and Circuit City) ... tonight at CC I finally talked to a salesman about it, and I wanted to put it thru a demo; the source material really looked like crap on the unit, so he volunteered to let me see a DVD on it. He goes and gets "A Bug's Life" and proceeds to load it into the player that was attached to the set. (Incidentally, the player was the Panasonic RP-56 - good, because that's the player that I have!) ... he loaded the DVD, cycles thru the menus to 'set up' the DVD and was about to play the "full screen" version when I caught it and said "NOOOOooooooo! What's the use of having a widescreen set if you're gonna watch a pan and scan presentation!?!" So he reselects the widescreen version of the movie and we're off, or so I thought. Let's see if I can cut to the chase - I thought that on this widescreen tv that there wouldn't be any 'unused' screen (read: black bars), but there was! We went into the set up mode on the DVD player and selected the 16:9 mode and still there were the bars. Is the salesperson feeding me a load or does he not know what the heck he's talking about? (Not uncommon these days!) Now, don't misunderstand - I certainly don't mind the 'squeeze', but I was under the impression that I'm NOT supposed to be seeing those bars on this specific set. Can those of you with the 47" Panasonic Widescreen set me straight? Thanks so much!