I was just given a free lcd hdtv. It's a 30" Westinghouse. Not a great tv, but it's much better than my old tube set, and it was free.
When I set the tv's image size setting to "normal," it puts 1.33 content in 1.33 (as it should), BUT it also puts anamorphic 2.35 and 1.85 (and all other ws aspect ratios) in 1.33 - with the image being letterbozed AND windowboxed. So in order to get widescreen content to fill the screen horizontally as it should, I have to switch the setting to "fill all." If I leave it on "fill all," it stretches 1.33 content. This means I'll always have to adjust the tv's setting depending on the aspect ratio of the content I'm watching. That sucks.
I've only tinkered around with a handful of other widescreen tvs, but it was my understanding that the "normal" setting should automatically adjust each respective movie/tv show to its proper aspect ratio (ie. fullscreen content stays at 1.33 windowboxed, and anamorphic ws content fills the screen horizontally).
So is each tv's "normal" setting different?