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Need help in understanding

by moazzam / February 9, 2005 4:34 AM PST

Why does wide screen LCDs still show top and bottom blank screens even when they are showing wide screen movie format?

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need more info...
by 3luke3 / February 9, 2005 3:35 PM PST

can you tell me what your video output device is & what your video source device is? (ie, what TV & dvd player are you using?)

widescreen can many different things & sometimes it means a letterbox image.

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For 3luke3
by moazzam / February 10, 2005 5:58 AM PST
In reply to: need more info...

I have a Sony progressive scan DVD and a Sony LCD HD monitor and I'm using RGBs as my cables.

My TV has different picture options but some times none of the modes can eliminate the black bars.

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heh
by 3luke3 / February 10, 2005 6:42 AM PST
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well thats not very specific on the hardware.... hmmm... what DVDs are you playing that cause the letterbox effect? if they are common ones, I probably have them.

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