I don’t agree on that.
As I stated before Sony Bravia in HDMI mode does not allow the resizing. It is the part of player’s job. For example, any DVD player is required to set the TV aspect as 4:3 or 16:9. Similarly, WDTV Live also has the option os widescreen / normal screen. You would notice different frame size get adjusted while playing to suit the TV aspect. Unfortunately when playing a TV recording or old DVD with 4:3 aspect the WDTV Live does not respond to stretch it.
My age old DVD player does this effectively.
i have a HDTV PLASMA (samsung) and connect it to my WDTV LIVE (directly to the TV, not passed thru a receiver).
when i watch ANY SHOW, i can change my TV, yes TV, to 16:9 or 4:3 or WIDE FIT.
i can watch old shows filmed in 4:3 and stretch them to fit the screen. if i hit 16:9, it doesn’t stretch them properly (ie still small bars on side), but if i hit FITWIDE on my TV, yes TV, it will fill the entire screen, no bars, nothing outside the tv picture.
my WDTV is set to 16:9 ALL THE TIME, i never change this setting and when i toggle back/forth on my TV, yes TV, i do not have to change the WDTV settings, all i do is hit PICTURE SIZE on my TV remote. so if i’m watching an old simpsons in 4:3 and don’t want bars on the side, i select FITWIDE on my TV REMOTE and it stretches it sideways to fill the entire screen. when i’m done and i want to watch an ISO or MKV or some HDTV on the WDTV, i just select 16:9 on my TV REMOVE and it goes back to the proper setting, nothing cut off, nothing stretched.
perhaps, it’s a SONY issue, but it works PERFECTLY with my SAMSUNG.