Not all films are shot in 16:9 aspect ratio. Older films were shot in 4:3 (like standard TV). Others are 2:1 or 2.35:1 or wider. To show the WHOLE picture on a 16:9 screen, it is necessary to have black bars surrounding the image. The alternative would be to zoom in and cut off part of the picture.
thanks bob...found button on remote to make picture bigger but it also distorted it...quest can have the best of both worlds
Like boblinds said - Not all films are shot in 16:9 aspect ratio. If you read the cover of the DVD you will in most cases find the aspect ratio. The problem is the information is not on the same location for all the DVDs. You have to look for it.