Some of the R2 DVDs get a slight letterbox treatment on my region-free player (a Daewoo, unfortunately-hoping to upgrade soon). For example, my copy of PRISONER OF SHARK ISLAND has ever so slight black bands at the top and bottom of my monitor, but my WINGS and NAPOLEON discs (both R6 discs) do not. And my copy of NICKELODEON-which is supposed to be at 1:66 looks the same as SHARK ISLAND-I hope I'm not missing any picture information. Anyone have a possible explanation? Also, I really want to find a region-free DVD recorder/Hi-Fi VCR to start converting some VHS tapes to DVD and get rid of them. Any dealers here in the states that would be reputable to contact?