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Widescreen TVs do NOT get rid of black bars totally.
I wanted to reply to the original thread stuck above, but could not.


I have watched a few DVD movie in 1.85:1 aspect ratio. Usually they fill the screen in "Wide" mode on my Samsung DLP widescreen TV.


However, the latest one "Office Space", which say 1.85:1 has significant blackbars on ALL fours sides. "Wide" mode stretches the screen too much, it's natural in "Normal" which is 4:3, but huge blacks bars on all four sides.(If I use "Zoom1" mode on TV it fills the screen pretty well.)


A second movie does this also, I think it is "A River Runs Through It" (which has a 4:3 side and a 1.85:1 side).


I just curious why the some of these 1.85:1 movies get so small on all four sides.


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those dvd's are both non-anamorphic.

for a description check out the digital bits for more info...
 

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Some players such as the Pana RP-91 and Tosh (I know the 4800 does it) all you to zoom the image so letterboxed DVDs (non-anamorphic) will play full screen on your widescreen setup.
 

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for a description check out the digital bits for more info...
What a great link. The downloaded guide is full of good examples.


This should be added to the original "Widescreen TVs do NOT get rid of black bars totally" sticky thread, because it will answer a lot of other questions.
 
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