I recently purchased the Samsung BD-D6500 as a gift for my girlfriend and ran into a problem. Since she doesn't have an HDTV (yet), she's primarily using it to stream Netflix and view her Blu-ray discs, as she was previously unable to play them in her room.
When I set it up on my own TV to test it out (HDMI 1080p) everything worked flawlessly. When I moved to her TV set, I had to connect via Composite, as her TV doesn't have component or HDMI.
I noticed a pretty big issue, however. The picture is 16x9 anamorphically squished to display on her 4:3 CRT TV. I've tried to set the player's TV Aspect to 4:3 Letterbox and nothing changes. Changing the TV Aspect modes in the setup menu doesn't seem to do anything whatsoever, actually...is there something I'm missing here? Do the player's aspect ratio options only work via HDMI? Is there something wrong with the player?
edit: I've found that physical discs play at their correct aspect ratios. Widescreen DVD's or Blu-rays play with proper letterboxing, etc.. However, the interface, menus, and all net apps (netflix, etc..) remain anamorphically squished. Resolution options in the menus only affect Component and HDMI outputs, it seems Composite is fixed...at the wrong aspect ratio. Again any help on this would be HUGELY appreciated!