The future is 16-9. All HD broadcasts on cable are 16-9, I can see no reason to go 4-3, you need to be HDTV experienced. The major Nets are packing their primetime schedule with 16-9 HD. After you get used to HD you rarely watch SD, really. Think about a 32" widescreen, but think widescreen. What is your location? Cable companies will all upgrade to compete with satellite.