I have a Toshiba SD-2107 (1st generation) DVD player hooked up to a Philips 34" widescreen 34PW9817 with an S-Video cable. The DVD player is setup to indicate that it is hooked to a 16x9 device. I have the television set to "Widescreen" mode while watching anamorphically encoded movies. Everything was great until I watched "The Royal Tannenbaums". There is a scene where a letter is being read aloud, and the text is subtitled onto the screen. In the word "life", the "l" was missing from the picture! I changed the setting on the television to "4x3", and sure enough, the "l" could be seen (although scrunched up). Please tell me that an anamorphic transfer doesn't crop the left and right sides of the picture. I don't want to have to setup the DVD player to tell it I'm hooked up to a 4:3 device and have to "zoom in" on the picture to utilize the widescreen. Any help is greatly appreciated.