Originally posted by brick33308
I want to understand the comment about using the Samsung DVD player with 4:3 material. What exactly are you saying - that if you put in a older DVD with 4:3 material it just doesn't play?
The problem is that the Samsung 931 defaults to some form of "wide" for any DVI output. What ever it's doing causes the "normal" setting on the Samsung DLP sets to be deactivated. With wide a 1.33:1 movie like Singin' In The Rain will be stretched to fill the 16x9 screen instead of displaying in 4X3 (1.33:1) which is it's "normal" aspect ratio. In the case of this particular movie it causes Debbie Reynolds to put about 40lbs extra on her tiny frame.
It's what some would call a "dudder head" default.
The same people at Samsung were probably responsible for the original HLM sets defaulting to "wide" whenever input sources were changes.
Samsung seems to revert to catering to the group that gets upset anytime the full screen is not flashing images regardless of the distortion involved. Some how black bars cheat this group out of some portion of what they feel they have paid good money for.