A few quick questions, and yes, I know they are probably silly for most of you, but I just can't figure them out. Thanks in advance to all of you that have helped me out in getting my home theater to where it is at today. Anyway, on to the questions... 1. When buying DVD's, some are dual layered and some are single layered. I looked up the definition of these terms a million times on this board, but I still get confused. I have some dvd's that are dual layered, yet still need to be flipped, and some I read about are single layered (Dazed and Confused) so do single layered dvd's have to be flipped over mid movie or are they just lesser quality picture? Someone told me that some single layered do not have to be flipped, so what's the deal? 2. My dad has a 57 inch Toshiba widescreen TV, and we try to play movies on it that specifically say they are enhanced for 16 by 9 tv's, yet they still have black bars on top and bottom. We went into the tv settings and checked to make sure it was on 16 by 9 mode and it is. What gives?? The manual says that the natural picture size setting is the best to use during programs that utilize 16 by 9 picture, but when we set it to natural, it has black bars on the left and right of the screen, thus making it look like the tv is square instead of rectangular. The other settings are theater wide 1, theater wide 2, theater wide 3 and the last is full. Theater wide 1 looks the best, but we still have black bars on the top. Someone please help us newbies. 3. The last question is in regards to bitstream cables. My dad's dvd player does not have optical outputs, just one for bitstream. He has a sony 575 watt surround sound system, and we use the orange cable that came with the system for the bitstream output. Is this lesser quality than optical, cause I have optical outputs on my system at home, and it sounds a lot crisper and cleaner than his. Should we get a dvd player that has optical outputs, or will bitstream do. Thanks for reading, and I apologize this is so long, but when we get this figured out, I shouldnt have to bug you for a while.