I've been playing with JVC's 7-disc progressive-scan DVD player (FA900) and everything I throw at it has played fine. Until yesterday. I popped in the new extended version of LOTR and the upper "black bar" was almost nonexistant, whereas the lower black bar was twice its normal size. (viewing via projector and 92" screen) I popped the disc into my interlaced-only Sony player and it played fine. I then went back to the JVC and switched it to interlaced output and presto, the bars were back to normal. I have watched numerous 2.35 ratio discs in progressive mode on the JVC including Fifth Element, Mask of Zorro, The Matrix and most recently Attack of the Clones and ALL of them have played OK in progressive mode. Is LOTR in some way flagged differently or has anyone else run across something similar? Thanks. p.s. - sorry if this belongs in A/V Sources - I wasn't sure where to post it.