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  1. Member
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    Recently bought a Toshiba SD3005KB and it doesn't play DVDs in their original 4:3 aspect ratio. It stretches them to 16:9. I've tried changing it to 4:3 in the settings menu but it doesn't do anything. I've tried plugging the player into various combinations of HDMI, SCART and Coaxial but I simply can't get it to play in 4:3.

    Anyone have any idea how to make this work?

    Thanks.
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    Are you sure that it's the dvd player? And not your tv that has some auto full screen/stretch feature.
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    You don't mention anything about the tv you are watching on. It may not be set properly.

    edit: beaten to it by baldrick again!
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    My TV has a 4:3 mode, but it doesn't change anything. My previous player, a Philips DVP3880, played DVDs in 4:3 just fine without having to change anything.

    Can't find any auto full screen/stretch features.

    Edit: Dug a little deeper and found a setting that forces the TV to 4:3, except the bars at the side are grey. Not black. It's quite distracting. I'm sure I'll get used to it though.
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    I have a Philips DVD player and a Visio 3D LCD HDTV (yes. it's really a 3D TV) and my TV remote does not have a setting at all to change aspect ratio. So the only way I've found to get the DVD player to display 4:3 correctly is to go into its settings and set it up to send 480p output to the TV, which sends the video signal in a 4:3 window. My Samsung BluRay player will simply send the correct aspect ratio depending on the source video and I need make no changes. My point is that your problem can be the TV, the DVD player, or both.
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