I'm using a Pioneer 420 DVD Recorder with a fairly old CRT TV (standard 4:3 aspect). According to the Pioneer's manual (p.113), when playing a DVD in widescreen, it can be set up so that with a 4:3 TV you can either have the picture letterboxed (black lines top and bottom), or pan and scan (picture fills the screen, but you lose the left and right edges). However, although I can set Pan & Scan on the menu, this has no effect on the output. Tech Support at Pioneer thought this may be a software problem, and suggested that since the machine is brand new I should contact the retailer (Richer Sounds). The guy on the RS helpdesk said that in their experience, even though there was a menu setting, they hadn't been able to get Pan & Scan to work on this or any other make of machine. So, to help me decide what to do about this - can anyone tell me how to get the Pioneer's Pan & Scan to work, please? Or, if it can't be done on this machine, are there any others that will do it properly? Thanks for any help on this.