I am just beginning to enter the HT market. I was at a friends house the other night and asked to watch his Sony HDTV. I watched the TV for a few minutes and eventually asked why the image looked absolutely God-awful terrible. I was told that it was because we were watching a widescreen TV. In order to avoid having a "burn-in" affect from watching TV all the time (since only the middle of the screen would be used, with black bars on the sides) they had set the TV to, I dunno, MORPH the image to fit the whole screen. It looked like something out of one of those mirrors in an amusement park. So anyway, my question is this. Those of you who have widescreen HDTV's, is it worth it? Should I instead be looking into purchasing an HDTV that is NOT widescreen? Are there any Widescreen HDTV's that don't suffer from this "burn-in" problem? Well, any info on this would be very welcome. I want a widescreen TV for movies and HD but not if I have to give up broadcast TV!