Great review of the new Star Trek:TNG Blu-Ray release (of three episodes) explaining why the image doesn't fill the TV screen.

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"This is in reply to all the "It's not fair, it doesn't fill my TV... why do I have these black borders at the sides?" people:

"The ratio on the Blu-ray discs is the same as it ever was for Star Trek: The Next Generation. Same as it was shot in, same as it was broadcast in, same as it was presented on VHS and the same as it was presented on DVD. Why on earth some people expect Blu-ray to magically alter this situation is beyond me, but you only have to note the two and one star reviews to see they are. The series was filmed in 4:3, a quarter of a century ago, long before anyone envisaged that we'd all have 16:9 widescreen TV's in our homes in the future. "But I could make my Star Trek TNG DVD's play in widescreen", I hear you cry. No, actually you couldn't. What you were doing was..."
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