JIZZY1- What i'm saying is that I don't think you can remove those black bars via the DVD player. With the AE900 all you need to do is use aspect ratio button on the remote (second button up from the bottom left). This will allow the anomorphic lens to stretch the picture to 2.35:1. My issue is, however, that if you do this all you acheive is using more of the LCD panel (i.e all 720 pixels). Your not getting full 480 lines of DVD output- still only 400 (or something like that). I thought the point was to get the DVD player to output 480 horizontal lines of i2.35:1 mage (albeit squished to 16x9 aspect), then the projector to use all it's pixels in 16x9 mode (image still squished) and then anamorphic lens corrects the aspect and you'd end up with a higher resolution image on the screen. But I now am not so sure it works like that. The benefit is more display lines- not more image lines. Like having a TV with smaller pitch- this may provide more apparent resolution and reduce screen door effect, but no change in true resolution. The Panny already has smooth screen and i can sit 2 feet away from it and watch it without any screen door. IF there is a way to get greater true resolution I'm in, but can someone explain to us new to this how it's done- I'm not sure i understand.