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Old 04-01-2008, 10:12 AM   #1
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I just got a Sony Bravia 1080p 52 in LCD,

Input from PS3 is HDMI,

Why doesn't the blu-ray movies fill the screen... Isn't this why I purchased a Widescreen TV, so that Widescreen movies would fill the screen and not have the bars at the top and bottom,
is this something that needs adjusted or is this normal??

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Old 04-01-2008, 10:47 AM   #2
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16:9 TV's have an aspect ratio of 1.78:1.

Your widescreen movies will range between 1.85:1 and 2.35:1 for the most part.

This is discussed in-depth in many threads on this site.
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make sure you bought a "widescreen" disc. if it doesn't say "widescreen" on it, then you will have the bars
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I just got a Sony Bravia 1080p 52 in LCD,

Input from PS3 is HDMI,

Why doesn't the blu-ray movies fill the screen... Isn't this why I purchased a Widescreen TV, so that Widescreen movies would fill the screen and not have the bars at the top and bottom,
is this something that needs adjusted or is this normal??

Thanks
Because you are not smart enough to "get" the director's almight "vision" of the movie without bars....

Can you tell I am ticked about it too?

good to go answered the question correctly. but remember, just because it says "widescreen" does not mean it will fit a 16X9 screen. Many newer widescreen versions are actually the 2.4:1 version. You will have bars on a 16X9 screen.

As for the Director's precious vision, screw em! I want the movie to fit my screen.
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If it's WIDESCREEN it will fill the WIDTH of the screen . . . you need to the the "WIDE & TALL SCREEN" version to fill the entire screen. (But not everyone has those in stock).
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It's helpful to remmber that 16:9 is the standard ratio of HDTV, not theatrical movies. Most all HDTV programming will fit this ratio. Movies on the other hand, are made for movie screens and not whatever type of TV display you happen to have in your home. Some fit, some are wider & require bars on top & bottom in order to retain their width. And older movies like Casablanca are square so you'll have bars on the sides. Think of your TV set as a blank canvas that is able to preserve the theatrical exhibition of any movie.

One size does not fit all.
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If it's WIDESCREEN it will fill the WIDTH of the screen . . . you need to the the "WIDE & TALL SCREEN" version to fill the entire screen. (But not everyone has those in stock).
Can you get those at the Wide & Tall store? Or is that Big & Tall? LOL!
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