I’ve been using WDTV devices since the original version back in the day, bought and started using the WDTV Live Plus late last year when they introduced netflix support (so I could unplug my HTPC that was really only being used for netflix). It’s been working fine, but the problem is that I never seem to get wide-screen movies. My box is connected to my TV via HDMI (at 720p), to my stereo via optical, and the netflix interface loads and fills the screen in widescreen fine, but it appears every movie I watch that *should* be in widescreen (embedded credits/words and such load off the side of the screen) is only loading in 4:3. I don’t think I’ve ever gotten a 16:9 movie to load. Most of the stuff I watch is labeled “HD” in the interface, and while the quality is good, the chopping off the outside of things is not.
Is there a movie on netflix I can test that loads fine in widescreen for everybody else? All my movies on my attached hard drive play wide screen just fine, but netflix never does.