I was in a Best Buy this evening to check out the Sony 43HT20 and compare it to the 36FS13 as I am deciding between the two. All the TVs were running off the same widescreen feed. I noticed that all the TVs (all RPTVs) against the wall were cutting off the sides of the image but all the TVs in the center area were not. It didn’t matter what brand or whether it was a 16:9 or 4:3 screen. The signal was definitely widescreen, so the RPTVs on the wall were cutting off the sides instead of doing the vertical compression thingy. Or so it seemed. The only explanation I could come up with is that because they have a huge 16’ x 12’ 4:3 display up high on the wall (composed of 12 edge to edge displays), they must be using some special video processor to cut off the sides of a widescreen signal instead of letterboxing it, so customers see a full 16’ x 12’ image. And the TVs along that wall must be receiving that modified signal instead of the original widescreen signal, unlike the TVs in the center area. So, as far as the TVs on the wall were concerned they were just receiving a 4:3 signal cut out of a 16:9 signal. Does that make sense or do RPTVs just cut off the sides (not likely)? By the way, I still can’t decide between the 43HT20 ($1900) and the 36FS13 ($1200 plus $500 for a Bello stand).