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Wii to a AVR 1610 via DVR input

I connected my Wii to a AVR 1610 via DVR input using a component cable. The connection worked. My only problem is picture is not fulls screen n i.e black bands at edge of screen. Its neither a 4:3 nor 16:9...i have checked my samsung 50" plasma tv and aspect ratio is 16:9. Cld anyone help?

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"A" (single) component cable? Really? Not composite?

The source determines the aspect ratio of the video. If you decide to change it, that's your choice but it isn't accurate. 4x3 is intended to be shown 4x3. A circle will be elongated if you stretch the image to fit the screen.

Disregarding the black bars, is the geometry of the image correct? If so, why can't you just go with it?

If you want to change how the TV treats it, you'll have to refer to the TV's manual and controls.

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