The following quote from http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=560643 I was told by a tech at FCP AppleCare that, if I plan to watch my video on a LCD or Plasma TV (rather than a CRT), a computer monitor would give fairly accurate color. This is contrary to everything else I am hearing here. These questions for anyone: 1. If I am making videos only to be shown on DVD (and later Blue Ray) feeding flat screen TV's (LCD or Plasma), do I need to use a MXO plus quality monitor when editing to see what it will look like when shown? 2. Is the answer to #1 different if I am working with progressive scan/de-inerlaced footage, rather than interlaced (will be using both, but still curious)? 3. Does a DVD/Blue Ray player feeding flat screen TV use RGB or YUV? 4. Is a flat screen TV capable of showing interlace? 5. Do today's DVD players generally de-interlace videos automatically? 6. Does a MacBook Pro have the CPU to even handle working with effects in HD, using an external monitor, or am I out of luck for RT playback with a setup like this? 7. Does a matrix MXO allow you to set it to make color inaccuracies more apparent for to more easily color correct, like on a broadcast monitor. What I mean here is described clearly by the FCP manual: "Broadcast monitors offer manual control over every aspect of the video signal being displayed, including brightness, chroma, phase, and contrast. Additionally, broadcast monitors can often display different parts of the signal using modes such as blue only (only the blue gun traces the screen; the green and red guns are turned off), underscan, and H/V delay. Without these controls to accurately calibrate your broadcast monitor’s display with the signal being output from your computer, you run the risk of making bad color correction decisions based on an inaccurate view of your program’s picture. Thanks in advance.