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We have PIoneer Elite Plasma TV and the DVD player is also PIoneer Elite# DVC 36.we are getting stretch picture.cut on top and bottom. How do set your DVD so that the pic. fills the screen. this is dvd from Indian movie from INDIA. please help.

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The movie was most likely recorded for the PAL system.

On your TV set, you can try setting the aspect ratio. You will have to consult your user manual about how to change the aspect ratio settings. Remember what you did so you can go back.

If the movie was produced with a non standard aspect ratio for your set, there is not much you can do with this...

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Posted on Apr 12, 2008

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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!)

Have you got any different picture modes on your TV. I've got a Toshiba and it has something called 'cinema mode' which does eliminate the bars. Unfortunately it does it by zooming in on the picture slightly, so you loose a bit off the side of the picture and the image does get a little grainier.

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