Let me take you through watching 3 epsiodes of "That 70's Show"
The first episode starts playing in the original 4:3 aspect ratio on my 16:9 display.
Oops black bars, ok fight with my 4 year old for the remote,
D-Pad center button (to get OSD menu)
> Up button (to get to the top bar)
> Right button (to get to the gear icon)
> center button (to click gear icon)
> center button (to click Video)
> center button to change to Custom from Normal (default) in the drop-down menu
> center button to change to Original Size
> center button to change to Stretch 16:9
> Back button to get out of Video menu
> Back button to get out of OSD menu
That is 10 clicks on the remote to stretch a 4:3 video to a 16:9 display.
No problem, except I have to do this all over again in 21 minutes when the next episode video starts to play.
Yes I know all 4:3 content should have black bars on the left and right to preserve the original intention of the video maker, blah blah blah.
And I prefer to leave Screen format & overscan... > Aspect Ratio > 16:9 (1.78) (default) as it is.
I am sure some of you guys have figured out an easier way.
Be kind enough to share them here. Thank you.
PS. Searching the forum turned up threads about Aspect Ratios, Screen Resolution, Scaling etc but nothing that solves this problem.
And no, I would rather not repackage/convert 7 TB of 4:3 videos