- Oct 26, 2003
Got to get to work so I'll make this quick. I just bought a Sanyo 30" widescreen(HT30744) for my bedroom and I'm alittle confused when it comes to the widescreen and viewing dvds. When the picture is set to normal the dvd only takes up about half the screen, "postage stamp" I think it's called. When in full it's just stretched to fill, which seems to be a lot more noticeably stretched when viewing dvds vs games or cable tv. The only way I can get it to fill the screen as much as it can is if I zoom it which makes the picture look almost worse than a cable broadcast. I know the aspect ratio it was filmed in ultimately decides how much it can fill. Unless I'm not doing something right, this is basically canceling out what my purpose for buying a widescreen tv.