My current setup is as follows: Toshiba 42H83 Toshiba SD-4700 Progressive Scan DVD player Kenwood HTB-504 Movies watched so far: Terminator 2 UE & EE (both anamorphic); I highly prefer the EE due to its superior transfer Spiderman Anamorphic Office Space (non-anamorphic) There's Something (More) About Mary (anamorphic) Titanic (non-anamorphic) The Mummy (anamorphic) The Matrix Calibrations performed on the set: Video Essentials calibration 9-point convergence I was not home when Best Buy delivered my set last Friday. They promised a delivery window from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. but ended up delivering it at 9:30 a.m. (just as I was clocking in at work! ARGH!). Oh, well. Luckily I got a stroke of luck that day and got to go home early! They had an excellent deal on the set ($1224 plus 18 months no interest) so I felt it was the best time to buy it. And I'm glad I did! The review: Keep in mind that this review is coming from someone that has just made the jump from CRT technology to RPTV technology. I made this jump because I felt that the single CRT setup is too limiting as far as size goes and RPTVs seem to have surpassed CRTs in image quality. Man, I was ever so wrong. IMO, Widescreen RPTVs have FAR surpassed single CRT setups in image quality. With my brand-new Toshiba 42H83, I have been able to experience a dimension of home theater that I've never experienced before. Depending on the transfer, DVDs are crisp, clear, and the amount of detail in the picture is incredible (yes, my sharpness is turned down to below 12 on the settings scale). In my own opinion, on single CRT setups, the image looked a bit too artificial. On my new RPTV setup, though, the image looks almost identical to film. From Mary Jane Watson's strands of fiery red hair in Spiderman to eye sparkles, nose hairs (no, I don't look at nose hairs on a regular basis), and excellent action sequences in films such as The Matrix and Terminator 2, the Toshiba 42H83 performs flawlessly. How are the stretch modes? IMO, I have never seen an RPTV that can do stretch modes as well as the Toshiba 42H83 (and believe me, I've looked at every affordable RPTV from Mitsubishi's to Sony's and the Panny we all know and love). That's one of the reasons I got the 42H83 in the first place: I still watch a fair amount of 4:3 material (Buffy, The Simpsons, Drew Carrey, MASH, etc.) However, on non anamorphic DVDs, the stretch modes do not seem to distort the picture at all. It's almost like watching an actual anamorphic version of the DVD -- however, minor detail loss is apparent as the transfer of the DVDs are no doubt affected by the artificial modifications to the picture. How is regular cable? Surprisingly, I find regular cable to be pretty watchable. Of course, on any display device such as this one poor signals are going to be magnified a hundred times (which I found while watching one of the lower channels last Friday). I don't remember which one as I went to watching DVDs almost immediately. I believe this to be one of the best electronics purchases I've ever made. I don't seem to have any of the problems that individuals with similar sets have posted here (most notably the ghosting issue. My set seems to display some minor ghosting problems with subtitles but that's it). The ghosting is not enough to distract from the image, however. All in all, I am very happy with this set. I am so glad I pulled the trigger on what has proved to be not only a television, but a display device that has allowed me to take my home theater enjoyment to the next level. Now, for films that I never had the chance to see in the theater, I can at least have an idea of what it was like on that 100' screen. I award 4.5 out of 5 stars to the Toshiba 42H83. Excellent value and quality. I am still excited about this set and I'm very glad I got it!