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I have an Lg 32llc32du tv. Love the picture and the set but I have a question on viewing in 16:9..


I have the set ratio set to 16:9 and my dvd player which is a pioneer progressive scan player hooked to the tv via component video and I put in CARS to check the set out... I changed the dvd player setting (prior to inserting the CARS dvd into the player) to 16:9 view and progressive not interlaced....


My question: how come the CARS Dvd (which is the widescreen version) still shows black bars on the top and bottom of the screen? shouldnt the entire screen be covered? I am confused...


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I have an Lg 32llc32du tv. Love the picture and the set but I have a question on viewing in 16:9..


I have the set ratio set to 16:9 and my dvd player which is a pioneer progressive scan player hooked to the tv via component video and I put in CARS to check the set out... I changed the dvd player setting (prior to inserting the CARS dvd into the player) to 16:9 view and progressive not interlaced....


My question: how come the CARS Dvd (which is the widescreen version) still shows black bars on the top and bottom of the screen? shouldnt the entire screen be covered? I am confused...


thanks,


Scott

Movies are made in different aspect ratios. Your screen is 16:9 = 1.78:1. Movies of exactly that shape will not have black bars. Narrower titles will have bars on the side, wider titles will have bars above and below.


CARS is 2.35:1: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0317219/technical


Take a look at BEN HUR sometime: 2.76:1.


Don't say "I don't like the black bars" or you will be ridiculed unmercifully.


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Finally realized that the ratio make the difference. Thanks for all the information.. A HUGE help. I have liked the black bars for years (my wife HATES them) so black bars are worth it for the best picture quality.. Now I know what I have to look for when looking at dvd's.


Again, Thanks,


Scott
 
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