Over at another forum, we're discussing a recent R3 disc that has just come out. Specifically, we're trying to figure out whether it's anamorphic or not. Anyway, long-story-short, after someone posted some screen grabs from the disc, another (fairly knowledgable) member had this to say: "The screenshots are 720x480, so what (the poster) has posted is exactly what is stored on the DVD. Anamorphic NTSC videos are resized to 960x540 during playback. Using (the poster's) screenshots, we can see this would be completely incorrect: NTSC videos are stored at a resolution of 720x480 on the DVD. You never view the image this way. If you watch the image on a fullscreen TV (non-anamorphic), it stretches the image out to 720x540. Basically what he's saying is that non-anamorphic transfers store the image at 480 lines of resolution, with the image actually slightly "squashed" on the disc, but that it's displayed at 540 when played back (see the above illustration). A non-anamorphic transfer actually has to be slightly "stretched" vertically to appear correct. Is this accurate? Can anybody shed any light on this?