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Samsung 61" DLP (HL-S6186W) - Can't select 16:9 Wide-Fit

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Old 12-30-2008, 11:03 PM   #1
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Default Samsung 61" DLP (HL-S6186W) - Can't select 16:9 Wide-Fit

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I've had a Samsung 61" DLP model HL-S6186W for a little over 2 years now and I just got a Blu-Ray player with HDMI cable. Everything is fine and I'm running in 1080i, but when I go into my options for my picture size, the "16:9 Wide-Fit" option is greyed out and all I have are 4:3 and 16:9. In the manual it claims that this format works (only) with 720p/1080i. Anyone have any ideas why this would still be unavailable?

If I select 16:9 Wide from the Blu-Ray menus, it keeps the setting, but there is no change to the actual picture size (it still has the black bar on the top and bottom).

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If the aspect ratio of the movie is greater than 16:9 (1.78:1), i.e. 2.35:1, 2.37:1, 2.40:1 there will be black "bars" on the top and bottom of the screen. Technically 1.85:1 should have thin black "bars" also, but I think over scan tends to eliminate those "bars." Of course I'm not sure because the trailer for Underworld: Evolution on The Fifth Element Blu-ray had thin black "bars" and I believe that movie has a 1.85:1 aspect ratio.

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The Blu-Ray player output must be at 1080P
and maybe the TV processor can't handle this amount of data.
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Great... thanks guys! Yeah, a buddy of mine came over last night and had Dave Matthews: Radio City on Blu-Ray and it played in actual 16:9 (without black bars). I don't mind the black bars really (when you got a 61" it is hardly an issue... hehe!), I was just curious as to why I've never been able to unlock the "16:9 Wide Fit" on my tv... I was reading through my manual again and there was a note on the bottom that said the 16:9 Wide Fit may not be supported by all external devices, in this case the blu-ray I just bought... which is strange because it is a Samsung also.
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