I currently rent a very nice 32" Panny widescreen and love it. I have had widescreen for nearly three years now and would recommend it to everyone. But some peoples attitudes toward the format, really do my head in. A friend was recently in the market for a new telly. He had seen mine and was quite impressed. I explained to him all the benefits of w/s and I thought I had convinced him. Next time I go round to see him, what is standing in the corner? A bloody new 4:3. "Oh, widescreens don't look right to me", was his reply upon questioning. My mothers partner promised to buy her a new w/s for her birthday. They went looking in the local shops and Mother ended up coming home with a new 4:3. "Oh, widescreens don't look right to me", was her reply too. What upset me most about my mothers statement was that she had been round to see me a few times and was obviously so impressed that she didn't even notice it was a w/s until I pointed it out to her. I regularly frequent my local Currys & Dixons et al, and it amazes me how often I overhear couples discussing their views on the w/s tellys and they all seem to say roughly the same sort of things. "Oh, widescreens don't look right to me". The thing is, most of us go to the cinema these days or have at least been to a cinema in their lifetimes solely for the experience of watching the entertainment on a "large wide screen". But you never hear people complain about that, do you? In fact, I would suspect that people would complain if it wasn't presented on a wide screen. Imagine going to the cinema and seeing a movie on a virtually square screen. You'd be gutted. I must admit that when I first took possesion of my w/s it did take a couple of days to get used to watching the wider image, but now I could never go back to 4:3. What's the matter with people? You can all see what part of the country I live and I was just wondering if the problem occurs elsewhere on our small (minded) island?