Let me preface this with the comment that I had bought the Malata with the idea of using it almost exclusively for PAL-NTSC conversion of region 2 discs, essentially a backup machine. However, after playing with this, I'm leaning more towards making it my primary player. What prompted this change was when I put Apocalypse Now Redux into my trusty Sony. It was supposed to be 2:1, but the screen on my 16:9 set was nearly devoid of any black bars at all. I was a little peeved, then remembered the Malata's scaling function. I tossed it into the Malata, fully expecting to go back to the Sony. But when I used the scaling function, I ended up with sizable black bars and a good deal more picture on the sides. My overscan (set by the ISF tech) is really horrible, it seems. I've been losing a lot of picture to this foolish setting, but now I have a way to see the picture properly. Needless to say, the rest of the movie was watched in a closer approximation of the original format (it ticks me off that it's presented right in the trailer and P&S in the feature, but that's another thread) and I enjoyed it a good deal more.