iMac and the Black Bars

Discussion in 'iMac' started by cowman007, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. cowman007 macrumors regular

    Mar 17, 2007
    HI everyone

    I tried searching for this on the website but couldn't find anything so i'll just ask. Hopefully no one yells at me for not searching:eek:. I have ripped alot of my widescreen dvds to my new aluminum iMac and much to my dissatisfaction I still see these blck bars at the bottom and top of my computer when viewing my film. I dont understand why this happens. My iMac is widescreen and this should only happen on non widescreen tvs. My friend tried messy around with the screen resolutions and he said he could not find he proper one. CAn somebody please help me solve my problem. How do I use my computer correctly as a widescreen display
  2. Mac OS X Ocelot macrumors 6502a

    Mac OS X Ocelot

    Sep 7, 2005
    Computer monitors aren't the same exact aspect ratio as widescreen movies, so there's going to be black bars.
  3. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
  4. nout72 macrumors regular


    Dec 27, 2007
    The Netherlands
    while playing dvd's with iDVD you can scale the video to full screen.

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