Full Screen on Wide Screen TV

Full Screen on Wide Screen TV

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John Eckart

Twentynine Palms, CA

#1 Jul 19, 2010
I've noticed that some of the streaming movies NetFlix provides are full screen version, so there are black bars on the left and right hand sides. Why is this? This is extremely annoying because I refuse to watch a movie in this format. That is why I have a wide screen TV, is to watch movies and wide screen without black bars. Although, I don't mind black bars at the top and bottom of the screen. And that's another thing, NetFlix zooms in on the picture so there will never be black bars at the top and bottom on very wide screen movies. That too is annoying.
Nathan Parks

Castro Valley, CA

#2 Oct 7, 2012
The bars, regardless if they're on the sides or the top/bottom have nothing to do with netflix and everything to do with the original formal to which the video was recorded.

I personally would like to have the option(s) available for me to decide to stretch, zoom, 4:3, 16:10, 16:9, Fit to Screen, etc as I wish.

I've searched for an official netflix discussion board and I'm not certain this is it. Can someone confirm whether or not Netflix reps read/comment on these posts?

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Since: Jan 11

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#3 Oct 7, 2012
Nathan Parks wrote:
The bars, regardless if they're on the sides or the top/bottom have nothing to do with netflix and everything to do with the original formal to which the video was recorded.
I personally would like to have the option(s) available for me to decide to stretch, zoom, 4:3, 16:10, 16:9, Fit to Screen, etc as I wish.
I've searched for an official netflix discussion board and I'm not certain this is it. Can someone confirm whether or not Netflix reps read/comment on these posts?
as far as I know netflix reps had never read/comment on the posts here.

I doubt you will ever get those options specifically for netflix. There are so many different devices that carries netflix it would be a technical nightmare to make those options available to everyone in regard to the original format of the movies.

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