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Wide Screen vs Full Screen

Can this Hitachi TV switch from Wide Screen to Full Screen ?
When I play a wide screen movie, the top and the bottom of my screen is black.
What can I do to make the TV Screen a Full Picture ?

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    A movie not shot in wide screen....Black borders are present on all channels.How do I remove them



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Look for screen format in video mode menu or if you have original remote you have that option in your remote

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Wide screen lcd simple question.

Hi pooing stone,

You may sometimes find that even with a television referred to as “widescreen,” widescreen movies still have letterboxing.

This is likely because the movie you are playing is still in the ratio used at a theater. While most televisions are 4:3 for the more square-type or 16:9 for widescreen, a theater screen is much wider still. Unless the movie has been reformatted specifically to 16:9 for your television, you will either see letterboxing or lose portions of the picture by zooming in.

If a movie is available in several ratios, I suggest thinking of all the options before buying. Although purchasing a movie reformatted to 16:9 will prevent the black bars, purchasing it without any reformatting of the size will prevent you losing part of the picture.

FYI: It is very common with Blu-Ray Discs that widescreen means original size, not 16:9.

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