Netflix: Full Screen?

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5 years ago#1
i decided to test out the netflix app with some spongebob, but the video streaming doesnt fill the screen. i get black bars on the left and right of the screen. Is this the way it is for all videos or just this particular one?

I really hope not. Even the netflix app on my 2nd gen ipod touch can full screen spongebob, and it looks a lot sharper. I hate feeling like im playing some crap dsiware.
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5 years ago#2
When I watched 1000 Ways to Die, it was somehow in full screen.
5 years ago#3
I'm watching a movie now on full screen so I guess it depends on the program.
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5 years ago#4
I'm guessing Spongebob was made for older, square-shaped TVs(full screen).

The 3DS screen is wider. Any TV show/movie that is only in Full-screen will have the black bars at the left and right.

(it's the same thing with DS games on the 3DS)
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5 years ago#5
white chicks is wide screen..
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5 years ago#6
It's the ratio of the show you're watching. Spongebob is 4:3. Movies are usually 16:9 or some variant.
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5 years ago#7
not all spongebobs are in wide screen in the first place. Almost none of them are.
Maybe only the last season or 2 have been in widescreen.
5 years ago#8
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspect_ratio_(image)
5 years ago#9
It all depends on how the TV Shows were shot.

Many Movies and TV Shows are shot in different aspect ratios, such as 1:85, 2:39 (Both are widescreen in a sense. 1:85 will fill the 3DS screen, 2:39 would have bars on top and bottom) or 4:3 (A Square format which was used in old films and TV Shows such as Spongebob)
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5 years ago#10
BossBang posted...
i decided to test out the netflix app with some spongebob, but the video streaming doesnt fill the screen. i get black bars on the left and right of the screen. Is this the way it is for all videos or just this particular one?

I really hope not. Even the netflix app on my 2nd gen ipod touch can full screen spongebob, and it looks a lot sharper. I hate feeling like im playing some crap dsiware.


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