Originally Posted by dustinw82
I'm not sure about your previous experience with Samsung, but this may be an issue that doesn't get fixed. I had the first Samsung upconvert DVD (DVI, before HDMI existed) player and it did this with 4:3 movies as well.
I'm glad that my TV lets me squish 1080p to 4:3. It's nice to get the stretched upconvert to 1080p and then decide how to view it with a quick change on the TV.
I've actually got a few letterboxed DVDs (4:3 with black bars stored), so I'm worried that if they fix 4:3 without adding a setting for how you want to see it, it would make it even harder to get those movies to fill the screen.
Ideally, we would have 3 settings we can easily switch between while playing: correct apsect ratio, stretch wide, stretch both ways. For me, if Samsung would just allow stretching 1080p tall on their 71 LCD, I'd be set!