Not having a 16x9 set myself, I was playing around with my dad's television with the goal of seeing what a full frame disc looked like in zoom mode. As it turns out, full frame material is zoomed already. I tried Shane, Lonesome Dove, the full frame disc from Finding Nemo, and a John Wayne picture from the '40s. All of them roughly filled the entire 16x9 picture, and I couldn't find a way to get them to a 4x3 shape. I flipped through the format choices, but only 16x9 and Panorama were available. This latter brought the image back to 4x3, but the corners were slanted out. Now, when this TV was first hooked up, it was incorrectly set up for interlacing both on the set and the DVD player. In that mode, I distinctly remember having more format choices in DVD mode, including zoom. As I said, only 16x9 and Panorama are available now that it's in progressive. I went into the DVD's menu and switched to 4x3 letterbox, but it had no effect. I see nothing in the TV's menus that makes sense. There was a letterbox detect, but it had no effect either (nor did I expect it to, but I was trying everything). I didn't try setting it back to interlacing, as that wouldn't be an acceptable solution anyway. As far as I know, he only has a handful of full frame discs (all of them OAR, with the exception of full frame discs included with widescreen editions as with Nemo), but he would want to watch those OAR. He watches regular TV in 4x3 with no problems. There's got to be a way to watch DVDs in 4x3 where appropriate, doesn't there? The TV is a Loewe Anaconda and the DVD player is a Pioneer Elite. I don't know the model number of the player.