I apologize in advance if this subject has been covered before, though I'm not finding anything pertaining to my issue with the forum's search feature. I have a series of widescreen 720p bluray rips that play back perfectly on my PC, though when testing them on three different media players and three different 16:9 televisions, the movie is vertically stretched to fullscreen, which is unwatchable. It seems that no matter what I try with the output settings for my media players as well as the televisions themselves, I cannot get black bars to appear at the top and bottom of the screen. Is it possible that the black bars were omitted by the person that encoded the mkv? If so, I don't quite understand what the benefit would be - to my knowledge, black bars should never be cropped out when encoding videos. At least that's what I've read and heard from several folks over the last few years. Is it possible to losslessly correct this issue by remuxing the mkv, perhaps with Handbrake? Thanks for your time.