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I have a 61inch mitsubishi rojection screenTV and was told not to view letterbox, but most of my chanels have gone to widescreen and I can only view them in Letterbox with a large strip of black at the top and bottom-I think I will get that burned into my screen. What can I do.I have Dishnetwork and they do not have an answer

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Bright areas burn. I expect dark areas will not cause any problem. I use a LCD projector in letterbox mode.

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