This is kind of odd, I thought..... Upon viewing my Saturday Night Fever DVD, I noticed that the AR didn't seem to be quite what it's advertised as being (1.85:1). To me, it looked more like 1.66:1. The black bars on my set didn't seem thick enough for a 1.85 ratio. And, sure enough, upon whipping out the old tape measure and doing some figuring, I find that SNF isn't even as wide as 1.66! My copy measures only 1.59:1! Then I got to checking some other films...and sure enough, these ratios are not correct either. My Jaws DVD is framed at 2.07:1 for some reason, instead of the OAR of 2.35:1. Same with Jaws 2 (mine's 2.07 on that too). Apparently all my 2.35 material is coming across as 2.07:1 on my 36-inch set (29 inches of width vs. 14.0 inches of height). It begs the question: Has anyone else bothered to physically measure any of their widescreen DVDs, to see if you're getting the proper framing? I know I've seen the "Widescreen Reviews" on Amazon.com that many times shows that XX film is being displayed at a slightly different AR than what is listed. Usually quite minor differences, like 1.87, instead of 1.85, etc. But I consider a difference of 0.26:1 (on my SNF) to be a bit TOO much far afield from the intended OAR. And I doubt this can all be explained away by "overscan". Overscan surely wouldn't chop this much off horizontally. Which also begs the Q: Am I missing any picture on the sides, due to this odd framing? Can someone else measure their SNF (and other DVDs) aspect ratio on screen, and see what you come up with? Thanks.