4:3 on the RP91: Question

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  1. KevinO

    KevinO Stunt Coordinator

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    As I understand it the RP91 will adjust a 4:3 DVD and "create" black vertical bars. If I'm watching this on a 16:9 TV, I will then see black on the sides, not white. Does this mean that the DVD player is sending the TV a signal across the entire width of the screen, and hence burn-in is not a factor? Thanks for the information.
     
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    The DVD is sending the signal, but it doesn't matter. You can still get burn in if you use the side black mattes for long periods of time (just like if you mainly watched 2.35:1 movies on it); it doesn't matter what the source of the image is.
    Calibrate your video with AVIA or Video Essentials and vary your progamming with different original aspect ratios. That'll help cut down on any potential burn-in.
    Plus, don't watch one TV station a lot. The bug on the bottom could also cause burn in.
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