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Why my regular dvd player with widescreen movies does not fill my hd tv ?

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Ok, There are 2 aspect ratio's for tv/movies. Widescreen Standard
If you have a Widescreen TV, Widescreen formatted dvd's will fill the hole screen, Standard formatted dvd's will not fill the whole screen
if you have a Standard TV, Standard formatted dvd's will fill the whole screen, Widescreen formatted dvd's will not fill the whole screen
this is normal, check to see the format of the dvd you are trying to use.

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Check the cover of your DVD movies ... there may be one or more widescreen DVD's in your collection...

That should work.

What widescreen TV did you get? Brand / model.
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