I have a Panasonic model S29. I choose this because I hate the top and bottom black horizontal lines of a letterbox and widescreen format and found out that the S29 has a manual zoom control. Previous models I tested automatically enlarges the picture to x2 or x3 and cuts off a lot from the left and right side of the picture, not to mention reducing the sharpness of the picture quality. The S29 can enlarge by .01 incremental units such as x1.12 or x1.2 so that you can settle for a compromise between reduction of the black horizontal line, picture loss at the side and picture sharpness. I would like to know if there are other models and brands with the same zoom control feature or perhaps a better feature which removes the black lines without cropping the sides of the picture and without reducing picture quality. Regards from the Philippines, ---Anton.