What got you into Home Theater? This ALMOST desbribes my experience as well. Around 1995 or so, somehow and for the 'cool' factor, I bought a Ghostbuster 1 laserdisc. I didn't even have a player, but odly enough the school we went to did. So, I put it in the High School LD player in the AV room, told someone to please not interupt it for two hours and I copied it to tape. Ghostbusters was my favorite movie at the time. I knew every pan and scan scene from heart. It couldn't be TOO different, right? Well, I got home. Unfortunatly, a fellow student had to stop it halfway through for a school project, so I on'y got half the movie. But what I did see really did make an impression. But, after looking for more widescreen movies and not having much success, I couldn't do much. Finally, the Special Editions arrived. I had NEVER scene the movies in the theater before, as I was only born in 78. We had grown up watching them on an early VCR in the mid 80's, with the CBS pan and scan broadcasts. Still remember where most of the commercial breaks where too. So when I went in to see the SE's, I CLEARLY noticed a difference. So, I went out a month or two afterward. After saving up, I purchased a Creative DX2 X2 Speed DVD Player at around $350's. I think you had to buy a card with it to get it to work as well. Can't remember what the first DVD movie I saw was, but after that I never went to Pan and Scan again. Bought my fist widescreen monitor about two years ago for the PC when they became cheap enough. Then I u pgraded to a Creative, Non THX System for about 200$'s. The house was shaking, the picture was great, and I was happy . Now, we have a Panasonic TH42PX50 an Onkyo Home THeater system, and a DVD player sitting down stairs wich I paid half for..... upstairs we have a Creative THX system, and a Creative THX card, and couldn't be happier ..