Rumors untill we can see them in person. I used to own a TW65H80 (65" 3 year ago 16:9 HD compatable model) and ordered a 2002 57H81 that gets to my house this week. My dealer, whom I trust, says the CRT's are improved and a much improved convergence circuit that actually works are the main pluses over earlier vintages. He says this applies to the 57', 42" and 65" new model TheaterWide models - at least in theory because the specs read alike. He has only seen the 57" in person however.
Hope this helps a bit. I'll post a full review once I get it properly set-up.
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