dasher123 and 42Plasmaman -
I have the BD655 set to "16:9" and 720p.
I tried several standard 16:9 and 2.35:1 DVDs and the TV always indicates Full mode & 720p.
So far the problem seems to occur with only one 2.35:1 DVD, True Lies, which displays the floating letterbox image and the TV still indicates Full mode and 720p. I need to change the TV to Zoom mode in order to get the proper full width and 2.35 ratio. If I set the TV to "16:9 FULL" the floating letterbox gets stretched full width, but the height remains shortened.
So I guess it’s a quirk with True Lies. But does that mean all of the black (top, bottom, left & right) is part of the 720p image? IOW pixels are wasted on all that black? I also tried 480p & 1080i with the same results.
FWIW, the main menu displays full 16:9. The 20th Century Fox logo at the start of the movie comes on at 4:3 and then shrinks & disappears.
If True Lies is played on my standard DVD player it displays properly with the TV in Full mode.
I just connected the BD655 yesterday and have only tried a few standard DVDs so far.