My wife and I have been shopping for a widescreen hdtv. In our searching, we noticed that when a dvd is played in widescreen mode, the screen still has the black bars at the top and bottom like our regular tv. Our question is, why buy a widescreen tv vs a regular tv? Another question. We were in H H Gregg and were testing out tvs trying to watch A Bug's Life. You can choose under setup to watch the movie normal screen or widescreen. Watching it widescreen, you get the black bars on the top and bottom of the widescreen tv. If we chose normal screen, the picture is formatted to fit the tv. Will we lose info on the sides as you would trying to watch it on a regular tv?