I would watch upn and wb if they would do the anamorphic squeez to get the aspect ratio right (my tv locks in full with a 1080i input). Don't care for everyone so fat. JR
Bummer on that, as the PQ is pretty good. I could cearly determine that none of the gals on Elimidate last night were equipped with factory installed hardware....all were fitted with optional, aftermarket equippment
On the serious side, my Sammy does play pretty well with SD stations. When the programming is straight 4:3, the Sammy adds gray bars to the sides. I prefer that to the almost white bars that my Pioneer uses when I view 4:3 stuff in 4:3 mode. In fact, I never view 4:3 on the Pioneer in 4:3.
And when something is SD 4:3 but letterboxed, the Sammy's Zoom mode blows it up with minimal loss of picture content. FWIW, Enterprise is letterboxed in 1.78:1, and when I zoom, it fills the screen just about perfectly.
I personally wish Fox would NOT send out a 1080i until they have real HD content. 4:3 content with black bars is a highway to screen burn.
As you have said, when my set gets a 1080i, its game over for the TV's stretch modes, and the Sammy will only give me full, or pillarbox.
Send out SD as SD (480i), I say.