I've just got a new bluray player with USB port and now I'm ripping all my DVDs to put my entire collection on a 2TB USB HD attached to the player.
I have a 1920px800p movie on my external USB HD and the movie is without black bars and letterboxing.
If I just play the movie as it is with Bluray settings of "16:9 widescreen" for my FULL HD TV I see a vertically stretched image (horizontally shrinked) which occupies all the size of the monitor, which is really awful.
After changing the video settings on my Bluray Player from "16:9 widescreeen" to simply "16:9" for my TV, the player (or the TV??) adds the bars itself and I can watch the movie correctly (with correct 1:78 ratio).
So it was just a matter of changing "16:9 widescreen" to "16:9".
As I'm a complete newbie, can you explain what is the difference between the two settings as my TV is a full HD 1920px1080p (which I think it IS a "widescreen"!) ??
Thanks in advance for your kindness.