Do you have? Full on my tv shows the content undistorted. So if I watch a 4:3 show I get bars on the side, a 16:9 will fill the screen and so on.
Also is the BD player set to widescreen tv?
I know this must be a tiresome subject for many. I thought I understood the differences between 1.33, 1.78, etc.
I have a television series on DVD and when I watched it on my DVD player, a Samsung DVD-R135, in "normal" mode, I was expecting, and saw, the letterboxing. OK, watching a 1.33 series on a 1.78 set made sense for the squarish image to require the black bars on the sides.
We recently bought our first Bluy-ray player, a Panasonic DMP-BD605. Now when I watch the TV series, the player automatically fills the entire screen. When I check the aspect ratio, it says the screen is set to "full." When I adjust to normal, as I *always* watch whatever I am viewing in normal mode, the letterboxing appears but the scenes look distorted, with the people looking weird, different. They look much better and realistic in the full view.
I must be missing something, but I don't understand why the DVD and Blu-ray experience on the same 1.78 HDTV should be different.
I've tried to research this online and have found many sites that discuss the basics on the subject. But until I went Blu-ray, I *thought* I understood what was going on.
Thanks for any assistance!