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I just changed my TV from a Sony 32" XBR to a Mitsubishi 35" TV. I cannot figure out how to program the DVD player so that the aspect ratio is such that the films can be seen with the proper format. Any help? I tried the menu options and selected "wide" over "normal" but that didn't change anything. I would like to figure out what the "angle" button does and how to use it if it is the key to solving the issue.

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SOURCE: Shows as widescreen instead of normal view

try using the tv remote to change the screen size and keep changing it until you find the correct size

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SOURCE: I have a Pioneer DV-525 DVD player, and recently

The DVD movie has to be a "widescreen" version...

Check the cover of your DVD movies ... there may be one or more widescreen DVD's in your collection...

That should work.

What widescreen TV did you get? Brand / model.
If it is Samsung ... on the remote, press the "p.size" button (and wait) ... continue pressing and waiting after each press to see if the Samsung will adjust ... You may get a distorted pic ... like very short and very wide people.

What TV Brand / model??

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