ER is broadcast in widescreen, anamorphic I believe. Now if I had a 16x9 TV, would it fill the entire screen, or would I still receive black bars as I do on my 4x3 set now? Now onto HD. Are there any HD broadcasts that do not require digital cable or satellite? Let's say I bought an HD decoder and hooked it up to my normal cable, would I be able to receive any HD content? I'd be very interested in upgrading if this were so because I believe that some local news stations are broadcasting in HD.