Hello all, I recently got into DVD and have some questions concerning widescreen playback on a 4:3 TV. (please bear with me, I'm definitely a newbie). I've watched movies on a friend's Toshiba 1700. It felt like the widescreen (default) view looked like it wasn't showing the entire screen. After playing with the zoom more than halfway through the movie, I noticed that, indeed, there was a bit more to the picture if I zoomed out one step. Q1: Why isn't the default widescreen view set to that view? Is "widescreen" not necessarily always full/true widescreen? Or do I not understand all the ins and outs of the different aspect ratios and so on? The player displayed some bad skipping toward the end of the movie (brand new, clean disc), so I opted for the Panasonic RV31. Playing back with the 4:3/16:9 widescreen option from the menu. Q2: Happy with the Panasonic, but without the ability zoom out one step, am I missing some of the picture? I still have the empty areas at the top and bottom of the screen, so I know I'm seeing most (if not all) of the picture, but other widescreen movies sometimes have a "shorter" picture at the same width. Finally, Q3: what exactly is anamorphic stretch? Thanks in advance!!