I was about to upgrade my dvd player to one with hdmi out. I went down to the stores today and found a 435 demo connected with a pioneer 868 dvd player linked up with hdmi. I tried to make the image full screen but it was impossible as it only lets you switch between "wide" and "full" but on both modes is still leaving you with those black bars. Is this normal? Can you make it fullscreen without the zoom function of the dvd player which cuts a big part of the image and it looks terrible? If this is normal i m not going to buy an hdmi player coz my screen is brand new and those black bars may cause screen burn.