Hi Willaim, Depending on the size of your TV tube, widescreen DVD movies can begin to look quite small "letterboxed" across a conventional 4:3 aspect screen. Some companies, like Loewe's Aconda 16:9 TV, allow you to adjust the aspect ratio so that conventional 4:3 broadcasts don't looked squashed. Some do it better than other's, so audition the sets you are considering and judge for yourself. I personally like a 16:9 aspect ratio screen better. The problem with Loewe TV's is that they are not truly compatible with progressive scan DVD players (see earlier posts). I've seen people use a p.scan DVD player with a S-video hookup to the Aconda Loewe, S-video "outputs" 480i, so the Aconda's internal p.scan converts the signal to 480p. The same process would take place if you were using a conventional DVD player. Loewe's component video inputs don't accept a progressive scan signal from a p.scan DVD player. Though Loewe's sets will accept a P.scan DVD player's output through it's RGB input, P.scan DVD players don't use RGB outputs. I believe you could use a $350 transcoder to make this connection work, but it's a "work- around" that could futher degrade the picture quality. Panasonic makes a widescreen direct view TV(Tau CT-34WX50) that seems to be more compatible with what might come our way, but I think the Loewe Aconda has a slightly better picture and much better sound! Good Luck.
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