I wasn't sure exactly where to post this, but figured this was as good a place as any. Sort of a technical question, since we're new to the HDTV world here. We just picked up our first HDTV, a 42" LG 1080p, 120 Hz model. We also previously had a blu ray player (gift for Christmas, with intentions of getting this TV eventually), and I picked up the HDMI cable with the TV today as well. Anyways, got everything hooked up, and we're very happy with it. We tried out a few of the blu ray movies we already had just to see them, and the picture looks great. Here's my question though, it seems that the movies still have the "black bars" on the top and bottom. I guess I always thought when you had a widescreen TV, those would be gone, but perhaps our settings are wrong. I have both the player and the TV set on 16:9. I know we're not "losing any picture" like a lot of fullscreen fans think is happening with those black bars, but I just thought those would be gone with a widescreen television (or closer to it). Just curious if anyone knew what we're doing wrong, if anything.
It can depend on the movies you're watching on Blu-Ray as well. Blu-Ray widescreen formats like anamorphic will still leave black bars on the top and bottom.