Did you know that if you resize 720x576 anamorphic dvd image to 1080p on a square pixel display you should use 1952x1080? If you resize to 1920x1080 without first resizing to 1952x1080 and cropping 16 pixels off each side, the image is squashed horizontally (faces look thin) - try it with the 16:9 aspect ratio circle test of THX or Digital Video Essensials. Another way of looking at it is to crop 8 pixels from each side of the 720x576 image then stretch it out to 1024x576 so it's the right aspect ratio then resize to 1920x1080. To get from a "4:3" 720x576 screen shot to the correct aspect ratio, you have to crop 8 pixels from each side (704x576), then resize it to 768x576. Another way of doing it is to resize the image to 784x576 then crop it after. It means that power dvd doesn't display the image at quite the right aspect ratio on square pixel displays because it doesn't crop pixels off the sides or compensate for it by stretching it out a bit more. If you use an 720x576 anamorphic overscan test pattern on a 16:9 (1.78:1) screen, the display should crop more from the sides than from the top/bottom to maintain aspect ratio. I wonder how many displays are getting this wrong, especially with digital connections... http://www.uwasa.fi/~f76998/video/conversion/#faq apologies for the edits i'm just getting this right in my head comments?