Why do I still have black bars on a widescreen dvd with a 16:9 aspect TV?

I realize some widescreen dvds are animorphic but even on 16:9 dvds I have black bars.

5 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Well, you've got almost 100 years of movies, and during the 40's and 50's there was a great experiment to TEST various aspect ratios for various movie theaters....

    So 14:10, 15: 12, 16:10 were created...Panawide too....and then PanaVision....

    Then they added 35mm, and finally 70mm to the heap.....

    Movies have too many VARIOUS formats to properly fit the STANDARD 16:9 that the TV Networks decided on....but the good thing is that all NEW shows are shot with 16:9 cameras....

    The bad news is they still have their old 4:3 cameras running....and they still have those ARTSY-FARTSY Producers that still like to ADD shadowboxes just because it "Looks Spectacular!!" "Ooooooh we'll win a Grammy for this!"

    Ever notice you can watch ONE TV SHOW, and the damn picture shifts formats throughout the show?!

    I hate that.....

    Source(s): 24 years servicing TV sets....and having to explain to various customers why this happens....
  • 1 decade ago

    The reason you still get the black bars on your widescreen TV is because (and yes Slim, you simpleton, it is possible) movies are shot in a ratio wider than 16:9.

    As the second answer said, you can change the aspect ratio on the TV or DVD player "zoom" the picture so that it will take out the black bars.

  • 1 decade ago

    I bought a widescreen tv not too long ago and figured it out.

    But to answer your question, make sure your TV itself it set to 16:9 mode. Also make sure that your dvd player is set to "widescreen" mode. That should do it.

  • 1 decade ago

    I say go with what person 2 said!!!!!!!!\

    so sorry i dont no just getting points

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  • 1 decade ago

    it is impossible...you have a full screen DVD.

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