Originally Posted by walk
The picture frame is still 4:3 though, it just has 16:9 content (or, 1.85:1 or 2.35:1) inside it... and the TV stretches it to 16:9. The flag you speak of, I remember hearing about that a long time ago, but I've never seen it work in practice. It could be that his TV is picking up the flag when run directly, but when run thru the 805, it gets stripped out.
I'll concede that the information is indeed stored within the confines
of the 4:3 frame. However, that doesn't explain why the 805 won't output its OSD as 16:9 when clearly there is an option for it in the setup menu. With my display device, the 16:9 flag is picked up flawlessly through the 805 from all sources whether it be SD DVD, HD DVD, PS3/BD or HD-SAT. The OSD seems to be the only exception--and that's because, for whatever reason, it's not being output as 16:9. My display is "reading" the OSD information as that of a 4:3 full frame movie that doesn't require the anamorphic "de-squeeze", if you will, e.g. Gone With The Wind or Citizen Kane, etc. Clearly something's amiss here.