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Old 10-17-2008, 05:57 PM   #1
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Hello all... I have a Sony Bravia XBR 1080p 120hz LCD. TV shows, X-Box 360 and PS3 all fill-up the entire screen.

When I play movies like Iron Man, why are there black bars at the top/bottom.

Is it because for the theater, the aspect ratio is different from TVs?

It does not bother me, but my babysitter and her hubby has a larger Sony LCD 1080p and it bugs him.

He wants to know why Blu-Ray does not fill up the whole screen.

Is it all aspect ratio? Is it because some directors want more on the screen so change it for theaters?

He hates zooming in because it just looks "off" - Any answers for the Blu-Ray, 1080p, LCD wide-screen TV guru's?
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Its aspect ratio. If you take that away, its stretches the picture and you lose AQ. there are alot of threads you can search for that can give you a better explanation...
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Hello all... I have a Sony Bravia XBR 1080p 120hz LCD. TV shows, X-Box 360 and PS3 all fill-up the entire screen.

When I play movies like Iron Man, why are there black bars at the top/bottom.

Is it because for the theater, the aspect ratio is different from TVs?

It does not bother me, but my babysitter and her hubby has a larger Sony LCD 1080p and it bugs him.

He wants to know why Blu-Ray does not fill up the whole screen.

Is it all aspect ratio? Is it because some directors want more on the screen so change it for theaters?

He hates zooming in because it just looks "off" - Any answers for the Blu-Ray, 1080p, LCD wide-screen TV guru's?
Yes, its aspect ratios.
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Old 10-17-2008, 06:03 PM   #5
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Anyone have a link to some threads?

I would love to explain to him that movies theaters are blank x blank and our Sony TV's are 1080p but are blank x blank... so they have to reduce the size of theater to match TV and not lose quality.
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Thanks Moefiz, I can read over that and print it out for him...

It is nice for me to learn the real answer too... I appreciate it!
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Old 10-17-2008, 06:09 PM   #7
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http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/show/764

This is a great article on black bars!
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Old 10-17-2008, 06:10 PM   #8
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ahhhh the hated black bars are back again, LOL

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We need a facepalm smiley.
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Old 10-17-2008, 06:20 PM   #11
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I know... sorry, I did not search properly because I am working and wanted a quick fix answer.

I knew it was aspect ratio but could not exlain it to him properly.
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It's alright. I've done it before myself. I'm glad you took my joke the right way.
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Argggghhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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When I play movies like Iron Man, why are there black bars at the top/bottom.
It's the financial crisis. They can no longer afford to fill your entire screen...
Listen, strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government.

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It's the financial crisis. They can no longer afford to fill your entire screen...
Now that's funny...
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hahahah that is a good one
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Nominated for quote of the day!
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OMGOODNESS !!!!! The best quote i've seen on this site for a while!
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It's the financial crisis. They can no longer afford to fill your entire screen...
So freaking cool.
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do what i did and buy a samsung it minimizes them slightly without losing any of the picture
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