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Widescreen All of my widescreen movies are being played as fullscreen on the actual screen. I don't know how to change the screen so it will play them correctly, I've tried everything. I do not have a remote for the system so if there is anything I can do by using buttons on the dvd player that would be helpful. This only started happening 3 days ago it used to play them at widescreen but all of a sudden changed.

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Just go to the setup menu and look for display options and just look for option wich says ASpect. And just set it to the full..

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