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High Definition Channels leave bar on top and bottom

I have a Panasonic surround sound system, high def cable box, and if I watch a DVD it is cut off on the top and bottom. When watching high def channels on Shaw cable, I get the picture in the centre, and blank top and bottom

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More then likely it has to do with the aspect ratio of what you're trying to watch. Most DVD's are in widescreen format (2.40 to 1) like you would see in a theater but an HD tv is a 16 by 9 format or 1.85 to 1. Look at the DVD case and see. Also some HD shows are in widescreen so you'll get the same thing. You're only option to fill the screen is get movies in 1.85 to 1 or use your zoom functions however these do tend to distort the picture.

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