Purchased the Wide version of "The Departed" over the weekend and I'm not sure what I was supposed to get. I have a 16:9 TV (SONY 46E2000) and I have my cable box set for 16:9 output. However, the picture I got had black bars on top and bottom and also had the pillar bars left and right that you get with 4:3 programming. This is with Time Warner cable in NY/NJ. Upon further research I found that this movie is filmed at 2.40 aspect ratio, so I guess that accounts for the black bars on top and bottom. But why did I get the pillar bars as well? Shouldn't the Wide version have filled my screen horizontally? Any insight?
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3/20/07 at 2:17pm