Hello, First, let me say that I greatly appreciate the opinions and information provided by the members of this forum. Using the forum, I decided to purchase the Akai 2790 for a number of reasons including it's ability to perform the squeeze of widescreen formats to fit with the 4;3. Probably because I'm very much a novice, I was surprised that it appears that the squeeze is not doing what I thought (or I'm not doing it properly - most likely the former though). My understanding is that you can activate the 'squeeze' by cycling through the 3 picture size options (via the 'psize' button): "normal", "zoom" and "widescreen" Normal - picture is very crisp but there are varying sizes of horizontal black spaces above/below the picture Zoom - fills the entire screen with picture. However, noticeable degradation in resolution exists vs Normal. Widescreen - really flattens out the 'normal' view My impression is that the 'zoom' mode is the 'squeezed' mode. However, I thought that resolution actually increased vs. normal viewing because you're taking more information, as contained in the original widescreen format, and squeezing that down into a small viewing area. However, I am seeing decreased resolution with what I'm assuming to be the squeezed mode. Again, I'm a complete novice and therefore am probably missing something. Thanks in advance for any clarification.