I've just ordered a 42PV500, the main reason being it's claim to be HD Ready but the more I delve into HDTV the more confusing it becomes. The 42PV500 claims to be able to display 720p and 1080i resolutions but this seems to be a blatant lie.The PV500 has a resolution of 1024x768 yet 720p has a resolution of 1280x768 and i have no idea what 1080i's resolution is but it's going to be way off the PV500's I'll be buying a Xbox 360 and PS3 and since all 360 games/blueray movies are to run in 720p I'd like to know how the PV500 will handle them.Am I right in saying that true 720p 1280x768 is 16:9 widescreen and 1024x768 is 4:3 ? So what will scaling down a true 720p image do on a PV500, will widescreen 720p games and movies be squashed, elongated or cut,will it put black borders down the sides or along the top of the image ? Will it be something like current games that are made in 4:3, then run on a 16:9 set and look awful because they are squashed ? What I'm trying to find out is, Am I wasting 2k on a HD Ready plasma that is not going to display HD properly and if a HD Ready display in fact isn't ready how are the likes of Panasonic and Hitachi getting away with telling porkies.