me too. i'd like to find a portable with zoom for all those old letterboxed widescreen dvd's in order to use the full display resolution. the sony fx - 970 has a zoom but it distorts the picture. i've got a small, lo-res sylvania player with zoom, but it stretches 4:3 to fill the screen whether you want it to or not.
i'm amazed that with all the older letterboxed dvd's out there there don't seem to be any players with a zoom to utilize the whole screen.
Anyone out there - can you point me in the right direction? My Toshiba CD-2300 (circa 2001) just died. My favorite feature was the panoramic zoom with the little 'window' to show you where on the screen you were zooming to, and also a gradual zoom in/out depending on how long you hold down the button.
Toshiba CD-4100 has only 3 setting zoom. It lets you move the zoom around but does not have the little 'window' to help you out.
Does anyone make a current model good quality DVD player that will give me the same zoom features as my old CD-2300? Someone mentioned a Denon for about $400, but I'd like to try to find one for less....
Will resort to trying to track down an unused (new in package) 2300 if not one can suggest alternative....Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with DVD on subject line if you can help. Thanks!