Although I've already mentioned this in the context of another thread, I'm hoping that I may get an answer here. Over the weekend, I picked up a Panasonic BD35 blu-ray player. Connecting it to my Panasonic RPTV (PT_47WX49, purchased in 2001) via component cables results in decent blu-ray and 16:9 SD DVD playback, but when I play a SD DVD with a 4:3 aspect ratio, the picture is stretched to fill the screen. I have spent a lot of time dealing with this, as I have a lot of classic 4:3 films in my collection, and can't stand them being stretched. Before calling Panasonic about this, I made sure the player settings were on "16:9", and found that none of the tips in the Troubleshooting section of the manual do the trick, either. My call to Panasonic tech support proved worthless ("You WANT to watch DVDs in 4:3?!?"), so I'm posting here. I suspect the TV is the problem here. Although it's always let my old JVC DVD player scale 4:3 properly, it won't let me change it's own aspect ratio while using the BD35. Any advice or help would be much appreciated, thanks!