Hi everyone, this is my first post , sorry it has to be a dumb one. Please excuse my ignorance! I am looking to buy a plasma tv but am a little puzzled. If a DVD picture that has 540 lines(is that right?) is shown on a tv with only 480 pixels vertically, how can all the information be shown? 540 into 480 just don't go!!! HELP! I'm sure there's an obvious answer. I have been steering clear of plasmas with a resolution of 860x480 because of this even though some of them (Panasonic mainly) seem to get great write ups. Am I wrong to do this, what's the advantage of more pixels...HD TV maybe.. I'd appreciate any help thanks . Great forum by the way..