A very basic Q about widescreen tv

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  1. Erico.S

    Erico.S Auditioning

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    Hi im new here and to this whole widescreen tv thing. I just purchased a Samsung TXN2670WH 26" HDTV widescreen.
    It has display mode such as 16:9, panorama, zoom, 4:3.

    My question is when I watch DVD why is the movie still stretched horizontally (TV is set to 16:9 display)?
    I know about dvd aspect ratio, the bigger the ratio the wider the black bars, right. But are the people on the movie supposed look fat/flat compared to 4:3 display?

    And when watching broadcast TV I assume I need to subscribe/pick up HDTV signal in order to view it without stretch in 16:9, is that correct?

    Thanks alot in advance!
     
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    YOu need to set your dvd player to 16:9 output. Then when setting your TV to the full 16:9 setting, things should look correct.
     
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    Thanks [​IMG]
     

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