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Why is it that when I set my dvd player for 16:9 and connect it to my 16:9 tv there are black bars on the right and left all the time no matter what I am watching, a widescreen dvd will appear as 4:3. The only way to get them to go away is stretch the image or set the dvd player for a 4:3 tv ( now it has bars on all sides) and zoom in.

this is happening on both my tv setup and seperate projector setup
 

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You need to "stretch" the image with your TV if the DVD player does not do it for you. Don't change the AR ratio setting for your TV in the player. The same thing happens to me. For anamorphic DVDs I use one "wide" setting on my plasma and for non-anamorphic DVDs I use a different "wide" setting.


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Why is it that when I set my dvd player for 16:9 and connect it to my 16:9 tv there are black bars on the right and left all the time no matter what I am watching, a widescreen dvd will appear as 4:3. The only way to get them to go away is stretch the image or set the dvd player for a 4:3 tv ( now it has bars on all sides) and zoom in.

this is happening on both my tv setup and seperate projector setup

That often occurs with older DVDs that were mastered to display in their original aspect ratio on 4:3 sets. If the film is widescreen, you can zoom with either the DVD player or your display to enlarge the picture but it will also result in a softer image.


Newer DVD's are mastered for widescreen sets. Depending on the aspect ratio of the movie there will still be black bars at the top and bottom but there should be none on the side.
 
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