I have a 42" Panasonic HD plasma TV, and I have noticed that when playing widescreen DVD's (well, all DVD's) I still get the "letterbox" effect. Shouldn't a widescreen tv such as mine be optimised for such a condition and do away with the black bars? I have a Bose Lifestyle 28 system and have changed its settings to output in 16:9, yet I still get the same size black bars as I do when playing it on my normal 4:3 old television. Is there anyway I can change this? There seems to be no way of changing such a setting on the TV itself Finally, does anyone reading this have a Bose lifestyle 28 system? I have noticed that even when chaging its settings to output in 16:9, it seems to get confused from time to time and change from smaller black bars to larger black bars on the same DVD. For example, I watched the DVD "Blow", and I was getting the same letterbox effect on the HD plasma screen as I was on my old 4:3 TV, i.e. the black bars were the same in size. When opening the DVD setup menu WHILE the disc is playing, and accessing the menu that defined whether or not it would output in 4:3 or 16:9, it seemed to realise its own mistake and instantly change to 16:9, which meant the bars became DRAMATICALLY smaller. Now when I play the same disc it keeps this 16:9 effect, but occassionally switches back to what I believe to be 4:3. What is going on? It says in the DVD menu "If you have a normal TV, you should set your output to 4:3. If you have a widescreen TV, you should set video output to 16:9". Is anyone having this problem?