This seems such an obvious question, but I am a complete newb to HD and Blue Ray and can't find the answer anywhere. Why am I watching films in a 'letterbox' area on my HD telly even with a blueray disc? I bought a decent full HD screen, a blueray player and subscribed to LoveFilm, thinking that I would now enjoy films at their best. But I cannot get full screen. I am using HDMI cable, the screen is set to full HD 1080p, the player is set to 1080p. If I try any other modes the picture is distorted, everything is tall and thin. I contacted LoveFilm to ask what aspect ratio their discs were, having in the back of my mind a vague idea that you could get different formats with discs, or was that with videos? Their answer was that it must be a setting on my equipment. Well I have looked until I've got a headache but cannot see any clues as to what's wrong. It seems to me that high definition can only be called that if a certain resolution is used, but if the entire screen is that resolution, then using only a part of it means only a part of the available resolution is being used so it is no longer HD. That's logical isn't it? is it me?
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9/17/10 at 1:50am