Apologies in advance for summoning responses that have surely been posted previously. I have a sony wega 300 series and I, admittedly, like to marvel at the component video dvd picture when renting dvds. The set has the auto 16:9 mode and I know that is better than not having it, and I sort of know why (scanned lines directed towards picture not letter box area). The other night I rented my first 'non widescreen enhanced' dvd. It was a new 2002 feature, 'Last Call' based on F. Scott Fitzgerald, for those who need to know. At 1.33:1, I obviously saw full screen and the 16:9 mode was a moot point. The film did not 'appear' to have the clarity of the other widescreen 16:9 movies I've seen. My question is this, had this film been 'widescreen enhanced' , would I have seen better clarity (as my 16:9 mode would've been utilized)? Second question, if this film had been say, 1.66:1, but not 'widescreen enhanced'would I have the same clarity that I see currently in 1.33:1? Thanks for all responses.