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Old 01-03-2007, 03:59 PM
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Hi, I recently bought the xbox 360 hd dvd add-on. When I played the King Kong HD DVD, there were bars on the top and bottom of the screen when viewing in full screen mode. Is this normal?
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Old 01-03-2007, 04:27 PM
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yes, it's because you are watching a widescreen movie in full screen mode which allows you to see the entire picture how it was intended.
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Old 01-03-2007, 04:37 PM
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I have a 1080p HDTV. shouldn't it take up the whole screen like the way movies do in HBO HD?
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I have a 1080p HDTV. shouldn't it take up the whole screen like the way movies do in HBO HD?
oh, I see what you are saying.....

No it should not take up the whole screen, the movie was filmed in 2.35:and since it a wider ratio than your tv, additional black bars are added to the film.

This link should give you a better understanding of what is going on:

http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articl...reenorama.html
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Thank you. Your link was very helpful. much appreciated.
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