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Can someone please explain to me, why is it that when I put a DVD movie in my Blu-ray player, or even when I order a movie from Netflix through my TV, I don't see the movie in full screen, but rather there are the two black strips (above and below)? The TV is full HD, am I not suppose to get the movie on the entire screen?

Thanks in advance.
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The aspect ratio of the source film is in 2.35:1 or 2.40:1 when you have the black bars on top and bottom. To fill a widescreen 16:9 tv the ratio would be 1.77 or 1.78:1. Try this thread http://www.avsforum.com/t/1166623/aspect-ratio
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I suggest visiting this link for a discussion on "aspect ratio"

http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/show/764
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