Help!!! Our 18 year old 26" 4:3 tv died a month ago, so ever since I've been looking for a nice 32" (or maybe cheap 36") tv. I've read lots of magazine reviews and been round dozens of shops with varying standards of aerial setup/quality. Last weekend I hit upon a showstopper for widescreen tvs. Having found a shop with a big choice of tvs and good aerial pictures for analogue, I tuned into BBC1 to watch the 5 Nations rugby, because I have been advised to check how widescreen tvs display sport, as there can be a problem with 100hz models. To my dismay, every one of them (including the top of the range models) displayed trailing digital artefacts (little coloured squares) between and following players' legs when they were running and filmed from a certain distance. When I say every one, I mean the 50hz ones as well, and I even tried the Sony FQ75, flipping it in and out of 50 and 100hz as it's switchable, with no improvement whatsoever. Surely, if this was due to a weak aerial, being analogue this should have showed up as snow or ghosting, not digital squares swirling around players' legs whilst running? The studio footage at half/full time and in between highlights was perfect, so the signal seemed strong enough to me. I can't see any way the signal could have been digital, as these were all analogue sets, not IDTVs, they weren't connected up to Sky and I was the one changing the channels with the TVs' own remote controls. I left the shop clinging onto the hope that the artefacts were being broadcast and everyone else would have seen them as well (as a woman I don't watch sport so maybe this is normal). But when I got home I analysed the same games that had been video taped (admittedly this was on the 14" portable we have now been reduced to, and it was a video recording in long play), but no matter how closely I looked or freeze framed, I couldn't see a single square! Then when my husband came home from watching the games on his friend's fairly new 4:3 set, he confirmed that there weren't any of these squares on that, nor had he ever seen any on any 4:3 tv. I analysed football on BBC1 on a different 14" portable and on my mother's 28" 4:3, all square free. If these squares come hand in glove with widescreen tvs, then my husband does not want one, as he watches a lot of sport and is not willing to watch with an inferior picture. Equally, I do not want one either, as presumably, the effect will also show up to a lesser extent when watching anything fast moving. Please can somebody confirm that this is something you have to live with on widescreen tvs, or give me a technical explanation of what on earth is going on here? Are the widescreen tubes so good that they are showing up things you can't see on traditional 4:3s? Or do all widescreen tvs use some sort of digital processing (even for 50hz) whilst 4:3 tvs do not? In the meantime, our next step is to go back to the shops to look at brand new 4:3 tvs, to see if they have the widescreen inferior pictures, or the 4:3 perfect pictures belonging to our friends and family. It's a poor show when I've set aside £1500 to buy a widescreen tv and I'm going to end up (possibly after having seen them) buying a brand new 4:3 instead. Or, even worse, having my 18 year old tv repaired because it's got a better picture than a new state of the art widescreen! Please help!