I recently purchased a Toshiba RD-97 DVD recorder. Despite some other comments on this forum I am generally very happy with it...except for one thing. It is connect via HDMI-DVI lead to a Philips 26PF5520 TV. When playing some (quite a few!) pre-recorded DVD's...one example is Kingdom of Heaven...I get letterbox (black lines top and bottom) display. This results in only about 2/3 of the screen actually having picture on. Unfortunately, with the unit connected to the DVI/HD input on the TV, I cannot change the aspect ratio on the TV: the manual states only "widescreen" is available. Toshiba tell me this is because the black-lines top and bottom are part of the image the DVD has pre-recorded on it. but given that these films state they are in 16:9 widescreen format, why should I only be getting this effect on a 16:9 TV? thanks for anyones thoughts on this!