Originally posted by Paul Bigelow
Lance: Yes, it will pillarbox 4:3 material with the HDMI @ 1080i. The Avia menus which should be 4:3 were an oddity: The background images are stretched 16:9 but the menu items 4:3 which created a double image. The 4:3 movie "Singin' in the Rain" , for example, is displayed 4:3 using HDMI @ 1080i. No need to push other buttons or drop down resolution.
SCHWEET. That is key for me.
The Momitsu just took a LARGE step towards the door.
If the Panny doesn't have any HDMI-DVI @ 720p issues, the 880 is going, going, gone!
God it feels good to know that there just may be an actual reliable, good quality, upconverting DVD player at this price range.
Paul, thanks for all the info.