If the geometry is correct (ie: the people are not too-short/too-wide, and circles look like circles, not ovals) and the picture fills the width of your screen, then you are now seeing what was intended. It is possible you were previously seeing some of the sides cut off with your other DVD player. I don't know about Black Hawk Down, but my copy of The Matrix is a 2.35:1 aspect ratio, so I get the normal dark black bars that you get with anamorphic squeeze on the XBR, and I also get a slightly less black set of smaller bars which bring the screen to the original aspect ratio of the movie. I don't know about your DVD player, so I don't know if you can zoom or switch to an alternate aspect ratio that is not the standard for the movie that you are viewing, but I'm pretty sure that you can NOT do it via the TV menu. However, keep in mind that most people would consider changing from the original aspect ratio to be a bad thing ... you miss the outer edges of the picture, and the resolution will be less ... similar (but not all the way as bad) to what you get when you watch a VHS movie which cuts off a LOT of the two sides of the movie.