This is my big sticking point on current LCDs - I've read that current screens like the Sharp Titaniums and the Philips 9986s, although true 16:9 1366x768, can't/won't utilise their full native screen resolution when fed a digital DVI or PC signal (and perhaps also other HD signals). I don't even know if I'm asking the right questions, but it's clear that there is some absurdity in whether manufacturers let you use all the pixels you've paid for in a given mode. I don't want to lose x% of my screen real estate because a display IDs itself as a lower res than it's actual res or has some odd syncing issue. I'm particularly interested in the Philips 37PF9986 but what I want, simply, is an LCD screen that will do the following: 1. Be able to support digital output from a DVI-I-equipped DVD player showing a digital image using the screen's full native resolution without black bars around the picture. 2. The ability to show full screen HD pictures in future without black bars. I've read in this forum for example that the DVI output from the pseudo-HD upscaling Samsung Hypervision 745/945 DVD would leave black bars showing on a current generation LCD screen in DVI mode. I am assuming that this is this because progressive HD is 1280x720p so a native vertical LCD res of 768 will leave 48 lines unused and horizontally leave 86, right? Can you force any LCD screen to use it's full resolution when viewing 720p content digitally (via DVI-I/HDMI)? And what would happen with 1080i? 3. Utilise the full screen size pixel for pixel from a PC in the correct ratio. The Philips manual gives a maximum PC res of [email protected] meaning either the ratio would be wrong for a 16:9 screen with 1366x768 res or there would be black bars each side of the image, right? Would Powerstrip be an option for this/any LCD TV? 4. Ianh64 raised the issue of whether a panel could support native 50Hz or 60Hz at its native res. How does this have in impact day-to-day and how can it be found out before purchase? He also advocated the new Loewe Xelos screens. Are they really the only ones to achieve this flexibility? Another user wrote that LCD manufacturers should ideally ONLY use a res of 1280x720 or 1920x1080 to ensure that digital HD was always native full screen. Why they use 1366/1280x768 is a mystery to me given the future digital HD compromises this will necessitate. Please tell me if I've been worrying unnecessarily and if so where I can find my ideal screen!