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Eliminating bars


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#1 of 8 JeffLl

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Posted May 22 2003 - 02:29 AM

Maybe this is silly but why are TVs only 16X9 when DVDs are usually 2.35:1 or 1.85:1 and we have bars anyway? I'm new to HT and I had thought a 16x9 would be a fullscreen experience with no bars.

#2 of 8 Bryce Miner

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Posted May 22 2003 - 02:34 AM

You should have bars on 2:35:1 material not on 1:85:1.

You can build mattes to cover up the bars.

#3 of 8 JeffLl

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Posted May 22 2003 - 02:36 AM

Please explain how to remove bars from 1:85. I would have posted this in the newbie area but I saw others were moved to here.

#4 of 8 JeffLl

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Posted May 22 2003 - 02:39 AM

Oh ok I saw some other threads about em. Thanks!

#5 of 8 JeffLl

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Posted May 22 2003 - 02:40 AM

Let me clarify..I saw some threads about mattes but not about why i have bars on 1.85:1

#6 of 8 Michael Reuben

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Posted May 22 2003 - 03:17 AM

The 16:9 ratio is the standard set for HDTV after an international debate among professionals in the industry; I believe the final standard was promulgated by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers ("SMPTE"), but if I'm wrong about that, someone will correct me.

A key factor underlying the decision was the recognition that films come in many different shapes, so that no matter what standard was chosen, one size could not fit all.

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why i have bars on 1.85:1

They should be very tiny, and on most direct view and rear-projection TVs, the bars will be hidden by overscan. Are you using a front projector?

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I'm new to HT and I had thought a 16x9 would be a fullscreen experience with no bars.

A misconception so common that it has its own chapter in our Beginner's Primer and FAQ. Use the link in my signature.

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#7 of 8 Bryce Miner

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Posted May 22 2003 - 03:25 AM

You may need to set up your DVD player to 16x9.

#8 of 8 JeffLl

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Posted May 22 2003 - 03:36 AM

Thx guys!





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