Changing Widescreen DVD option

This setting will only affect anamorphic DVDs played on a 4:3 (1.33:1) TV. This setting should not affect Widescreen or Letterboxed DVDs.

To change the Widescreen DVD option, follow these steps:

Note: This option is not always available in the menu. It will appear only when Widescreen TV is set to "No." For instructions on how to change the aspect ratio, see Changing media center aspect ratio.

  1. Make sure your TV is on with the correct input selected

  2. On the remote, press System

  3. Press the Right arrow to highlight the "Video" icon and press ENTER

  4. Press the Down arrow to highlight "Widescreen DVDs" and press ENTER

  5. Press the Up arrow or Down arrow to toggle between "Normal" and "Modified" and press ENTER to confirm your selection

  6. Press Exit to leave the menu

The "Normal" option will allow the anamorphic image to pass without adding black bars above or below the picture. An unmodified anamorphic picture will appear to be vertically stretched (i.e., everything will look tall and skinny).

The "Modified" option will add bars above and below the anamorphic picture, so that it does not appear stretched.

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