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Recently Purchased a HD 40 LCD TV :), Questions however

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It is a Sony 40inch 720p HDTV, not top of the line but hell, its pretty close, considering my bank account is now 0 dollars lmao.

Any way i was wondering why when I put in a Wide screen DVD, that there is still little black bars on top and bottom of the screen i thought it would fill the entire screen, i have it set on wide screen full. but wide screen zoom fills the whole screen but cuts off most of the picture. Is this normal as I seen it on some of the tv's on display. But the tvs that were playing blu ray dvd's filled the entire screen is this because they have a blu ray hd dvd player and I do not?

Thanks for any help. And sorry for not being so clear.
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Its because some movies have an aspect ratio of 2.40:1 which is wider than the aspect ratio of your screen. Most widescreen movies however are in 1.78:1 or 1.85:1 which will display without the bars.
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Its because some movies have an aspect ratio of 2.40:1 which is wider than the aspect ratio of your screen. Most widescreen movies however are in 1.78:1 or 1.85:1 which will display without the bars.
Why on earth would they have a 2.40:1 if it's going to ruin your viewing experience on a newer platform?
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Ohhh ok thanks yea the movies i was watching were 2.40:1
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Why on earth would they have a 2.40:1 if it's going to ruin your viewing experience on a newer platform?
I agree kinda silly on the developers part.
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That is true widescreen for the theatre viewing. The DVD release is just maintaining the original aspect ratio. Some movies really benefit from the extra wide look. Michael Mann films all of his movies in 2.40:1.
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