Dittoes to what Lisa says. Widescreen is so much better than 4:3. The latter cuts out so much of the picture. I wont even rent a movie anymore if its not widescreen. Have you ever compared the two? If not, take a widescreen picture, cut it into 4 even sections, then take the middle two, and that is pretty close to what a 4:3 ratio gives ya.
What do ya wanna bet I can throw this football over them mountains?