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I'm using a Panasonic DVD RAM recorder (DMR E20) to play DVDs on my Panasonic TH-50PHD6UY through the component input. The picture looks a lot better than SD, but not quite as good as HD. My concern is that the TV attempts to play 1.85 Aspect ratio DVDs in a stretched letterbox format. I have to switch to the zoom mode to make them look normal, but the effect is not the normal zoom effect. The entire picture is included and nothing looks distorted. While I'm generally happy with the picture, I wonder if it could be better. I do not believe that the component output of my DVD player is progressive scan, but understood that the TV would do the reverse 3/2 pull-down and everything else needed to get the best picture. How do I find out if I am getting the best picture possible? I do not want to replace my DVD player unless it will result in a substantially better picture.