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post #1 of 4 Old 12-10-2006, 11:03 AM - Thread Starter
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I have a 42" lcd hd widescreen TV. My DVD player is set to 16:9. I am playing a widescreen DVD and theres still black bars on the top and bottom of the screen. I thought that would go away with a Widescreen TV. Please help me figure this out! Thanks.
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there's a bunch of topics on this. Here's one i found:

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good luck.
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It depends on the film itself there are a few different ratios. Here is what board member lmacmil said on the issue in another thread.


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Somewhere on the back of the DVD box it will tell you what the widescreen format is. Many of the action movies are filmed in 2.35:1 which is the ratio of a wide theater screen. Some movies are filmed at 1.85:1 which is so close to 16:9 you might not notice. Once you get into the movie, you shouldn't notice the black bars.
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Try playing with the diff settings on this site and I think it will become clear to you

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