I posted this in the hardware section & didn't get a response; maybe someone here will know the answer? I borrowed my buddy's Playstation 2 over the weekend to see how it performed on a 65" 16:9 display. (It was amazing - but that's not the point of my post) Anyway, Saturday evening, my wife wanted to watch a movie with me. Having yet to see a "regular" DVD player's output to my TV (I bought a progressive scan player right off the bat), and since the PS2 supports DVD playback, I decided to do a quick comparison. I wanted to see if progressive scanning was all that it was cracked up to be. (It was, by the way) We threw "The Wedding Planner" into the PS2 and hit play. The first thing I noticed (besides the reduced clarity) was a huge amount of black space above & below the picture. I'm talking a good foot of lost screen real estate. Me: "That's odd. I don't recall this movie being at 2.35:1." Her: "Yeah, and it's really wide, too." So I pulled it out, popped it into my real DVD player, and whadda ya know, it filled the whole screen. We flipped back and forth a few times and couldn't see any cropping taking place. It also "looked" fine on the PS2 - the people didn't look squished or stretched, it just didn't take up nearly as much of the screen as it should have. So what's the deal? Quick info: TV: Tosh TW65X81; DVD: Tosh SD-5109 component input 1; PS2: Composite into input 3. DVD player is set to output to a 16:9 screen. Didn't see any options for the PS2's DVD player. ------------------ -Ryan (http://www.ryanwright.com ) Ok, I admit it: I set you up the bomb.