I bought a Panasonic 53 inch HDTV widescreen about 1 year ago and I have always been wondering why...but I guess I have finially decided to ask! WHY IS THERE STILL BLACK AREAS ON TOP AND ON THE BOTTOM OF MY SCREEN WHILE WATCHING DvDS? Even if I zoom in using the TV's zoom function, there are black areas still. I thought that was the purpose of having a "WIDESCREEN" tv; so the entire 16x9 screen was used. The way it is now, I feel like I am using a 4:3 TV and watching a 16:9 DvD but wider?