Depending on your DVD player/Recorder there may be a zoom option on the remote. The zoom mode allows for different screen fill modes i.e. 16:9, 4:3 and pan & scan. Sony, Toshiba, JVC and Panasonic allow various zoom or screen fill modes. Some widescreen televisions/monitors also have various screen fill modes. A word of advice though, the fill modes will distort the aspect ratio of everything on the DVD.