This is the one feature that is quite often overlooked on many media streamers. I feel it is extremely beneficial as a user to be able to change my video from 4:3 to 16:9 while the video is playing and not have to re-encode it to fit my screen or without having to stop playing the video. Zoom cuts parts out and the 16x9 option will not go to full screen, it will just widen it. My screen is 16x9 1080p so I do not understand the problem here. Also it would be nice to be able to set the default ratio ourselves. At least if we can, I have missed it.
I have found that the aspect ratio options in boxee are very limited as well. I cannot get my 4:3 movies to fit full screen without part of the movie being cut out. Many streamers overlook this functionality and I do not know why. I would never use zoom. I don't mid stretching the pciture as long as nothing is cut out.
Is there something I am missing here? I hope boxee will revamp these aspect ratio options and make them more powerful for the user.
The best aspect ratio options on a streamer I have seen to date are the xtreamer and believe it or not the viewsonic nexTV (this little box is the best streamer I have ever owned, has volume control as well.)