HELP! Question about aspect ratios of LCD flat panel TV

Discussion in 'DVD Video' started by Edward Holub, Jan 29, 2004.

  1. Edward Holub

    Edward Holub Guest

    Hey folks
    I recently tested a Toshiba 33" Flat Panel LCD television. I was able
    to hook up a DVD player to it at a local Best Buy. There were five choices
    for screen size. For wide screen movies the TV worked great and looked
    great.
    However, when I played a standard non-letterboxed film in the NORMAL
    mode, the image is flanked on both side by vertical bars. This is
    understandable, but the bars are LIGHT GRAY in color and cannot be changed
    to black.
    It was the only feature of the TV that bothered me to the point that I
    don't want to buy it.
    Has anyone else experienced this? The salesman told me that this was
    the case on ALL makes and ALL models.
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks.
    Eddie
    Edward Holub, Jan 29, 2004
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  2. Edward Holub

    Joshua Zyber Guest

    "Edward Holub" <@sw.rr.com> wrote in message
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    > However, when I played a standard non-letterboxed film in the

    NORMAL
    > mode, the image is flanked on both side by vertical bars. This is
    > understandable, but the bars are LIGHT GRAY in color and cannot be

    changed
    > to black.


    The gray was chosen in order to reduce the chances of image burn-in on
    your screen.
    Joshua Zyber, Jan 29, 2004
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