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JVC XV-SA600BK.......does it offer screen fill?

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#1 of 4 Brad Newton

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Posted May 07 2003 - 09:15 AM

I thought that I read someone's review of this unit, but I can't find it. Does this unit have this feature?
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#2 of 4 Steve Schaffer

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Posted May 07 2003 - 12:37 PM

If by "screen fill" you mean expansion of non-anamorphic letterbox dvds to fill a widescreen tv from side to side, yes.
This is more commonly known as "scaling" for non-anamorphic widescreen dvds. It's automatic but dependent on flagging on the disc and not all discs are flagged properly. You select "16/9 Normal" under TV-Type in the setup menu to enable the auto-scaling feature. There's also a "16/9 Auto" selection which disables the auto-scaling. This is counterintuitive imho.

It will also put black bars on the sides of 1:33 aspect ratio movies like Citizen Kane for a widescreen set left in "full" mode, so you won't have to use the gray bar mode on the tv.

The JVC players do a good job on film based material as far as the de-interlacing goes, but fall behind the Sage-Faroudja deinterlacer models with video based material. They also do not have the chroma bug.

To the best of my knowledge nobody makes a player with the Sage Faroudja chip, no chroma bug, and scaling.
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#3 of 4 Brad Newton

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Posted May 07 2003 - 01:15 PM

I was speaking in terms of screen fill for a 4:3 tv when watching widescreen dvd's. The family does not like the black bars. THe JVC we have now allows us to zoom to fill the tv screen.
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#4 of 4 Nick Graham

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Posted May 08 2003 - 05:34 AM

Grrrr.....unleash the hounds!

Joking aside, once you get them used to widescreen, they won't wanna go back. My wife (who didn't even have a DVD player at her disposal until we started dating) was just commenting this weekend on how badly X-Men was chopped up when they were showing it on FX. She couldn't stand watching it, and just had me put in the DVD. This is a woman who had never watched anything in OAR outside of a movie theater 2 years ago. Most folks here aren't likely to try and help you out too much if your goal is to zoom out the black bars.

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