The other day, I was watching some of the extras on "Dancer in the Dark". I have a Sony Wega TV which I set to the 16x9 mode when appropriate, and I have my DVD player set to the 16x9 mode as well. Portions of the extra material (such as the segment with the choreographer) were SURROUNDED by black. Not just black lines on the top and bottom, but on the sides as well, so only a relatively small square was actually used for image area. What is happening here? When I took my TV out of the 16x9 mode, everything was distorted. I believe the footage being shown was shot by a regular video camera, so perhaps the DVD player was somehow trying to compensate for a 4x3 image to correctly display it in a 16x9 mode. Would I have seen the same "picture frame" if my DVD player had been set to a 4x3 mode? Would I be generally better off if I set my DVD player to 16x9 only for movies and use the 4x3 mode for extras? Although I wasn't particularly bothered by the "picture frame" as opposed to the normal black bars on the top and bottom, I do want to make sure that I have my TV and DVD player set correctly. Thanks in advance for your help.