Why won't my Windows 8.1 stream old tv series full screen on Netflix?

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why won't windows 8.1 stream old tv series full screen on netflix

My windows 7 streams murder she wrote and mcgeiver full screen from Netflix. I bought a new laptop with windows 8.1 and it wont view the stream full screen. Why?
 

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Re: why won't windows 8.1 stream old tv series full screen on netflix

Likely a newer laptop is widescreen (6:9). Older TV shows (and laptops) are 4:3 dimension and so will be a square box in the middle of the screen.
 

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