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Playing back widescreen problem

I have noticed that when playing back certain Widescreen DVDs on my RCA F27442 27" TV that the playback is not in widescreen at all... but plain old Full Screen mode. Is there something I need to adjust on the TV so that all Widescreen DVDs will actually appear with the black cars at top and bottom? This is only a problem with certain DVDs... most of them play in the appropriate aspect ratio.

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The TV itself uses the CTC203 chassis and is not capable of switching between normal and widescreen. This is an issue with your DVD player and not a problem with the TV.

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