I have been reading many posts from several sites, and from what I have gathered it seems that 16:9 is great for watching DVDs, but if you watch regular cable TV, or old movies, then this is not the way to go. It sounds as if cable viewed on 16:9 will afford me black bars on my screen, or the picture will not be as sharp as it is on the displays in the store. Does someone need TWO TVs, one for cable and another for DVD home theater. It also sounds like one should not buy a TV until 2006 unless you are desparate, because an HDTV purchased now will not give a sharp picture when watching cable, and a 4:3 aspect TV will need an extra device to allow it to show 16:9 aspect TV when it becomes the standard. If I am somewhat mistaken, please educate me. I waS GETTING READY TO PURCHASE THE 36xbr450 when I came upon this. If I do watch a great deal of time warner cable tv, then I will not get the sharp images that are displayed in the stores. Therefore it seems stupid for me to spend $2000 dollars. I already have a 6 yr old 36 in Mitsubishi, and I am looking to by a SonyDVP 670D to start paying movies. Will these DVD movies be clear and sharp? Please set me straight!!