We have several stations in Dallas that always broadcast 16:9, even when the source material is 4:3, and they add their own black bars.
I want to stretch that stuff out full screen, so I don't get burn in on my projection TV.
If I set my TIVO for 4:3 TV type, it lets me cycle the aspect ration between full, zoom, and whatever it's called (I'm at work, and I can't remember...) which works just great.
If I set my TV to 16:9 (which it is), the aspect button cycles through the settings, but doesn't do anything.
I would leave it on 4:3 all the time, but then things don't look right during real 16:9 broadcasts.
The 4:3, 16:9 smart mode doesn't work because the station is actually transmitting letterboxed 16:9 signal.
On top of everything else, my TV doesn't do any stretching on component inputs...
Other than having to go into the menus and change the aspect ratio setting, is there any other way to get the TIVO to stretch the content?