Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Long Island, NY
got a big widescreen - need a little help
...so it was 'Super Bowl TV Sale' week last week. even though I just bought a 42" plasma screen 3 weeks ago, i was looking thru the ads in the paper. A local store was selling a Panasonic 61" LCD for $1388. I couldn't NOT buy it.
It's a mammoth for sure - the picture is great - not quite as great as the Plasma, but it's 61"!!!
Anyway, on to my question...and it's about BOTH sets. They're both widescreen, obviously...all my DVDs are widescreen and I've been putting up with the black bars on the top & bottom on my regular TVs for years. I was looking forward to the DVD picture taking up the whole screen, but it doesn't - i'm still looking at black bars above and below the picture.
Stuff shot in HD, such as sporting events, etc uses the whole screen, but my DVDs do not. What's up with that? Is there a way to make it work?
There's an "ASPECT" button on the remote that scrolls thru a bunch of different picture sizes, but when i get the full screen, the picture looks squashed and sometimes pixellated.. Is there a setting i don't know about?
PS: Both sets are Panasonic