I think this is a personal thing. I have a Toshiba CRT rear projection myself. I used to use the stretch mode before I got the HR10. Since I had HR10, and now HR20, our viewing behavior has changed to heavily favoring HD contents. I never bothered with the stretch mode any more.NCLou said:I was wondering the same thing. I may have the same Toshiba as the OP, and I can't get it to do Theater Wide which is a great stretch mode. I've just been watching in pillar box, which looks pretty great, but would rather stretch it with my Toshiba.