I just purchased a 46" Mitsubishi WT-46809 HDTV-ready 16:9 television. I also picked up a new Panasonic DVD-RP56 Progressive Scan DVD player. My question: When I watch movies, I was under the assumption (incorrectly?) that the 16:9 format would allow me to watch "letterbox" movies without any black bars on the screen. Now, I am finding movies shot at 1.78:1 and 1.85:1... not 16:9. Is 16:9 just a HDTV format? What is the best way (standard, stretched, zoom, etc...) to watch a DVD on a 16:9 set? Should I just leave the black bars, or is this bad for the rear-projection TV (the manual says it is)? Thanks in advance.