Our esteemed host stated on his web site: First I hope you enjoy your new 16x9 set - it's an excellent choice. However, I myself recently bought a 4x3 set. Why? Because it has "16x9 enhanced mode". This means that when you play a 16x9 enhanced DVD, the set converts to a "16x9" set, ie all 500 lines of resolution are concentrated within the 16x9 area. And, because 4x3 sets are still cheaper than 16x9, the size of the 16x9 image is equivalent to that of a more expensive 16x9 set. But, when I watch a 4x3 program, or a great old movie like "Casablanca", the size of the 4x3 image is bigger than the 4x3 image area on the more expensive 16x9 set. (For those who are wondering, the set is a Sony Wega.) If a 16x9 set looks right for you, great. But I don't agree that it is automatically better than a good 4x3 set. And, I wouldn't buy a 4x3 set that did not have "16x9 enhanced mode".