Here's a thought. I'm assuming that an XGA panel uses 576 horizontal pixels when showing a film. Now people keep saying that they want a 16:9 projector and the comments people are making about waiting until this new TI chip comes out got me thinking!! The 1024x576 panel may be designer made for film, but unless it has a lens shift feature you either have to set it up dead centre or use the dreaded keystone. Now correct me if I'm wrong, but the 4:3 panel of the HT1000 and my Sharp PG-M20X gives you twice the flexibilty, you can use the whole panel for 4:3 material, but come 16:9 and you can use the ability to shift the 576 lines up and down within the panel to give you FAR more flexibilty with locating the picture in the correct place without having to use keystone correction and still have exactly the same resolution. Just a thought for those people desperate to have those 16:9 panels! And before anyone says, 'but you have the grey bars top and bottom', I know, but on a high contrast pj, they're hardly noticeable and the extra versatility is worth it IMHO.