I think I saw in another thread that you have an Onkyo receiver. I am currently using my Onkyo TX-SR707 to preform my vertical stretch. On my Onkyo remote (model RC-742M, which is labeled underneath the word "Onkyo" on the remote) there is a button under the volume control and it is labeled "Video". When pushed, "Resolution: Auto" appears on the screen (since I allow my receiver to choose the best resolution for me), you then use the up or down buttons of the "Playlist/Category" selector (round button in the middle of the remote with the "Enter" button in the middle of it). Go through the selections ("Game Mode", "Hue", "Saturation", etc.) until you come to the "Zoom" option. Use the left/right buttons of the "Playlist/Category" selector to choose different types of zoom. The correct one is plain old "Zoom", NOT "Wide Zoom" or "Normal" or any of the others, just "Zoom". It does the vertical stretch for you, removing the black bars.