Originally Posted by Neuromancer
Proper Aspect Ratio for the analogue outputs. Currents AR controls are handled by the ABT VRS solution. Thereby, the analogue outputs do not adhere to the aspect ratio of the disc. There is no solution for this issue.
Yes I have this problem using S-video for the output to a 4:3 TV where Anamorphic Widescreen DVD's would display in incorrect AR, a DVD with 16:9 AR would display as full screen 4:3 and DVD's with 2.35:1 AR would display in approx 16:9 AR on the 4:3 TV with the output on the 983 set to "4:3 Letterbox" however I have found a work around that seems to work for about 75% of the DVD's I have tried.
When playing a DVD I went into the "General setup page" selected the "TV Display" and changed it from "4:3 Letterbox" to "4:3 Pan/Scan" and the image changed to it's correct 16:9 AR, even though the "TV setting" was now set to "4:3 Pan/Scan", I then skipped forward a chapter and it went back to fullscreen image, so I went back into the menu and changed the setting back from "4:3 Pan/Scan" to "4:3 Letterbox" and it was back to it's correct 16:9 AR. I also stopped and resumed playback and the same happened the image reverted back to fullscreen, I reset it back to it's correct 16:9 AR by changing the "TV setting" back to "4:3 Pan/Scan". I then paused playback and resumed from pause and it retained the correct AR ratio when using the pause function.
So it does not seem to matter if you have it set to "4:3 Letterbox" or "4:3 Pan/Scan" but you need to switch from one to the other to get the correct AR.
The workaround also works for DVD's with a 2.35:1 that incorrectly display in 16:9 AR to enable them to be displayed in the correct 2.35:1 AR.
However as noted it only seems to work with about 75% of the DVD's that I have tried.