The grind, currently, is that I'm flagging all anamorphic content as such and I can see in the Handbrake setting that the display size should be ~954x480. Once the files are viewable by the PS3's browser, I can hit 'more info' and see the display size as something like 720x240.
Which is telling me the truth? Same aspect ratios. But they both look like crap, tbh. And I'm certainly throwing enough bits at them. I feel like looking at the files, in VLC, on the computer display is a little nicer than on the RS-25. But that just may be a screen size thing.
Next step is to play the file and compare to the dvd playing straight out of the playstation. If anyone knows for sure though, that'd be awesome.
HD-DVD: 55 / Blu-ray: 83
newest: Brotherhood of the Wolf / Battlestar Galactica (series), TDKR Part 2, Ip Man 2
AVR: Marantz SR6006
F/C/R: Polk RTi A9's / CSi A6 / Speakercraft AIMWIDE 3
Sub: SVS PB12-NSD
Samsung PN58C8000 Samsung BD-P2550, Toshiba HD-A30, SA 8240HDC, Xbox360 Elite, PS3, WDTV Live