I think I have finally got this figured out and please correct me if I am wrong. Also, before I get flamed, I have read the HTF FAQ and the Ultimate Guide to Anamorphic Widescreen (For Dummies). When viewing a non-anamorphic DVD on a 16:9 screen the image is short and fat because it is actually made to be viewed on a 4:3 screen, and to correct this I should use my "expand" format (at least that is the format on my Mits 42311). Have I finally got this right? That being said, Blockbuster Video is woefully behind the times. I rented two DVDs this weekend that I know are currently available in anamorphic widescreen but the versions that they had were older non-anamorphic. I rarely have this problem with Netflix rentals.