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Widescreen to full screen

New movies only come in widescreen format can I switch my dvd to play in full screen mode

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You can but it'll just come out in a larger widescreen picture. if the DVD is widescreen then that's how the film was formatted. and theres no changing it.

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4.12 PC Input Picture Adjustment
The Picture Adjust menu operates in the same
way for the PC Input as for the DTV / TV input in
section 4.2 for Backlight, Contrast, Brightness and
Color Temperature.
4.12.1 Auto Adjust
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Display (OSD) appears on the PICTURE ADJUST
page. Press the button to highlight the Auto
Adjust selection.
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the horizontal size.
4.12.3 Horizontal Shift
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adjust the horizontal position.
4.12.4 Vertical Shift
Press the button to highlight the Vertical Shift selection.
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the vertical position.
4.12.5 Fine Tune
Press the button to highlight the Fine Tune selection.
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4.14.1 Understanding Viewing Features
Your LCD HDTV features four viewing modes and Picture-In-Picture (PIP)/Picture-by-Picture (POP) mode.
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4.14.2 Viewing Modes
Normal Mode
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Panoramic Mode
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mode and then watched TV in standard mode. When you switch back to DVD input, the viewing mode
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Unfortunately, a cinema screen is even wider than a widescreen TV. Because of this (in order to keep the original aspect ratio), even with a widescreen TV you still end up with the black bars top and bottom.

Check the aspect ratio of the DVD (Should be printed on the back of the case somewhere).

Unless it says 1.85:1 or 16:9 Anamorphic, you will get the black bars. (Many films on DVD are 2.35:1 or even wider!)

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