I have a friend who currently has an offer to get a Pioneer widescreen television. The television itself is not hi-def but it is an excellent deal for a widescreen TV and my friend has a couple questions which he wanted me to address here at HTF. 1. He does not own a DVD player and has no current or future plans to get one, he plans on using this TV to watch normal cable broadcasts and broadcast station T.V shows. The shows he plans on watching include Law and Order, NYPD Blue, and The Practice he is wondering if any of these shows are in widescreen? 2. My friend is also a big sports fans. He watches alot of sports games off of the small cable provider in the town he lives in. He typically watches alot of baseball on TBS football on ABC, CBS (Gators games) and NBC he will watch Monday Night Football on ABC during season, will any of this be in widescreen? 3. My friend is also wondering about anything in between besides his normal watching. What happens if the particular show is not in widescreen, will it fit his whole screen?I trhought it got windowboxed and the TV had controls to get rid of the windowboxing effect, is this true? 4. Don't the controls for getting rid of the window box make you lose picture on both sides as well as top and bottom? losing the picture will also make you lose resolution right? Could someone please answer these questions for me, I'm a complete idiot when it comes to widescreen TV so I can't answer all of his questions Thanks.