I am new member to the forum. I am also new to looking at high-end telvision/projection systems. I just purchased a 53" Hitachi Widescreen HDTV projection (53SWX10B) and am now having second thoughts about the purchase. As it will not be delivered until tomorrow, I still have time to change my mind and purchase another system. My main question is surrounding which is the better technology to buy, HDTV widescreen projection or flat screen tube TVs. With TVs, I tend to lean towards the higher-end technology and keep that system for a number of years (my last TV was from 1989). We mainly watch DVDs, movies on cable, and some standard programming. I know that the widescreen projections can have issues with "stretching" the picture view with standard television programming, but the Hitachi system appears to have addressed this with a feature called, "smooth wide". At a high level, can someone outline the advantages of 1 technology over the other. Thanks for the help.