Widescreen problems

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  1. Todd Dove

    Todd Dove Auditioning

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    Hi-
    I am new to home theaters and I have a question I am hoping someone can help me out with. I have a Hitachi 65 and an Onkyo progressive DVD player.

    I am buying widescreen movies, but I still have the black bars on the top and bottom. I have set the size on the TV to 16x9 and the DVD player to 16x9. I am doing something wrong or is it suppose to be this way?

    Thanks in advance for your help!
     
  2. JeremyFr

    JeremyFr Supporting Actor

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    if its a 2.35:1 or even 1:85 movie it will still have some amount of black bars on a widescreen dvd. The only aspect that will truly fill a 16x9 is a 1.66:1 aspect ratio.
     
  3. Ottis Fletcher

    Ottis Fletcher Stunt Coordinator

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    Are you sure its 1.6:1, I could have swore The Sopranos along with other widescreen broadcast programs were shot in a 1.78:1 ratio to completely fill a 16X9 monitor?
     
  4. david stark

    david stark Second Unit

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    16:9 is a ratio (16 wide, 9 height), alot of studios advertise thier DVD's as a ratio to one (easier to compare two ratios when they are both to 1), so for a film to toally fit a 16:9 screen it's ratio should be 16:9 or (16/9):1 = 1.7777777777777777777777777777777:1

    You will also find the ratio's given on the back of dvd's are usually are not exact ratio's.
     
  5. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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