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I’m not a hugeexpert with HDTVs or widescreens, but here is how it works with my camcorder:
The recording aspect ration can be set to 4:3 (fullscreen) or 16:9 (widescreen). In order to get the picture to display correctly on a TV (using an A/V cable), the Select TV Type option (full or wide)in the camera menu must be set correctly – indicating the type of TV that is used with the camcorder. If the option is set correctly, the video is displayed on the TV exactly with no stretching. However, when the TV format is set wrong (e.g. set to 16:9 on a fullscreen TV), the camcorder assumes the wrong aspect ratio and stretches (or skews) according to the TV setting.