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Wide screen movies dont fill screen

When we watch TV shows and DVDs that are in wide screen format it doesn't fill the screen it has the letter box at the top and bottom of the screen the aspect ratio is set to 16:9

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This is normal because they are broadcast in a widescreen format (If they fit the screen the aspect ratieo would be off on the picture!)

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