The 16:9 wide-mode function works great with my 4:3 TV (Sony KV-DA34M61). DVDs have never looked better with my player (Sony DVP-NS300). However, I was just wondering after I came across this... "Further, yes, all of the source lines will be scanned by those 4:3 TVs with a so called "16:9 Mode", BUT you are using less of the CRT face, and consequently less phosphors, as compared to a 16:9 model. This means either less light output or more blooming (the blurring that occurs when a CRT is driven too hard) on the 4:3 model as compared to a 16:9 set. So even though we are starting to see a crop of HD 4:3 sets with a 16:9 mode for preserving the resolution of 16:9 formatted DVDs, it is still desirable to have a 16:9 set for the best image possible, and a minimum of black space." From http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/qa/qa2001/qa226.html What are the detrimental effects (if any) of this squeeze/vertical compression/16:9 wide-mode technology? Any thoughts or information will be much appreciated.